Tour de France winner Chris Froome switches to plant-based diet after watching The Game Changers

Read Time:   |  18th November 2019

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Top cyclist and four-time winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome, has adopted a plant-based diet inspired by The Game Changers

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Elite cyclist Chris Froome, who has won the Tour de France an impressive four times, has switched to a plant-based diet after being inspired by vegan athlete documentary The Game Changers.

Taking to Instagram stories to share a photo of a pint of vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Froome wrote: “Decided to go vegan since watching Netflix – The Game Changers. Ben & Jerry’s has got me covered.”

The athlete is currently recovering from a crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné earlier this year and may have been inspired to adopt a plant-based diet in a bid to aid his recovery as the documentary features a host of well-known top athletes who have ditched animal products and seen noticeable improvements in their healthy, recovery times and performances.

Chris Froome plant-based diet

Froome is not alone is being influenced by the hit documnetary as Greggs’ CEO Roger Whiteside has also recently made the switch to eating a plant-based diet.

Whiteisde decided to try eating a plant-based diet three weeks ago stating: @If you’d asked me three weeks ago which roll I preferred I would have said the original sausage roll, but I’m now attempting to live on a vegan diet.

“I was encouraged to watch a film on Netflix called The Gamechangers – I watched it and thought this is interesting. Obviously there are arguments based around animal welfare and the environment, but this was all about the health benefits, and I thought I should give it a go.”

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