Remember when being vegetarian meant you had people ask ‘but where do you get your protein?’ or reminding you ‘that animals eat meat though’?
Over the last few years the idea of not eating meat has circulated through society and evolved further. Every day, more and more people are choosing to go Vegan – or plant based as many within the community prefer.
Speaking to Stockport County Live, Wales captain Ashley Williams, says he turned to a plant based diet after watching ‘What the Health’ a documentary about the benefits to health, and after going vegan on an initial trial basis says he never looked back.
“I feel way better” said the defender, who won the League Cup with Swansea City in 2013, “we’ve been plant based for about 3 years now. I can’t lie and make up some reason why – we watched the documentary that a lot of people did at the time. My initial thought was ‘you know what? I’m just gonna see if I can do it, just for 4 weeks. After about a week I thought ‘I feel way better’ and now we’ve been doing it for 3 years”
Williams went on to divulge that the culture spread through his family, and now his whole household sticks to a plant based diet, and feels better for it.
Asked if he would ever go back, the answer was a simple one.
“I could never go back, it’s a double reason. One I felt better, but now I think back to using animal products the thought feels so weird to me now, I couldn’t go back even if I wanted to. I’m happy with the decision I made, my kids are happy with it and now we’re a vegan household”.
Since turning plant based, Ashley Williams has captained his country to their furthest ever tournament progression, famously beating tournament favourites Belgium in Euro 2016 – a game in which Williams scored a crucial goal, alongside the likes of Real Madrid Champions League winner Gareth Bale and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey as well as playing alongside Wayne Rooney for Everton.
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