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“I have beans and tofu, I have lots of greens – spinach, broccoli, and these things are packed with protein, as well as essential micronutrients that help you recover faster and get you stronger.”

In this exclusive interview with Plant Based News, top vegan bodybuilder Nimai Delgado – who will appear in James Cameron’s upcoming documentary The Game Changers – talks about his diet, and how he’s achieved his physique, without the use of steroids.

Responding to critics of his diet, he calls plant-based eating ‘the best-kept secret in bodybuilding’.

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According to Delgado, the most frequent criticism he faces is that he must take steroids.

He says: “People just don’t understand the concept of veganism – they are like ‘what do you eat?’.

“Then they see someone with a substantial amount of muscle mass, and they are like ‘you’re telling me you built all that with just plants? I don’t believe you – you must be taking steroids’.

“The reality is people focus so much on supplementation and don’t focus on food. Your body responds to food.”

You canwatch the full interview on YouTube here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.