Written by Liam Gilliver / Plant Based News

Producer James Wilks says the documentary has inspired ‘Olympic gold medalists in various sports to UFC fighters to top players in the NBA’.

Hundreds of ‘elite athletes’ are interested in plant-based diets following the highly acclaimed documentary The Game Changers, according to James Wilks.

The former mixed martial artist, who is also one of the documentary’s producers, made the comment in a recent interview with Boss Hunting.

‘It’s already happening’

When asked if he could foresee a ‘more widespread adoption of plant-based diets among elite athletes in the near future’, Wilks replied: “Absolutely. In fact, it’s already happening.

“We have been approached by hundreds of elite athletes since the release of the documentary, from Olympic gold medalists in various sports to UFC fighters to top players in the NBA, MLB, and NHL – all asking for advice on making the switch.”

Vegan athletes

Last year, Tour De France champion Chris Froome announced he had switched to a plant-based diet after watching The Game Changers – and shared a picture of dairy-free Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream on Instagram.

In 2019, Froome had a horrific year injury-wise, spending time in intensive care after a crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné caused him multiple fractures. He also lost four pints of blood.

Now the athlete is in recovery, it appears he may have overhauled his diet, in a bid to improve his health.

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