“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.”