VegNews Daily

John Salley Discusses the Benefits of Veganism

The former Pistons player says that veganism gives players an advantage on the court.

The NBA’s reigning voice of veganism John Salley, recently talked with ESPN about the lack of health-awareness among professional athletes. He recalled how his high cholesterol along with the death of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain prompted him to become more conscious of his diet. According to Salley, who has won four NBA championships, giving up meat benefitted his hoops game tremendously, and he says that he tries to impart his dietary wisdom to today’s players, urging them go cruelty-free to bolster their abilities on the court. “You’re supposed to be in better shape than the people watching you [I tell them] … You have to treat your body different while you’re performing.” Salley cited tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams as examples, who were both afflicted with chronic health conditions, but were able to overcome them through eating more plant-based foods.

 Comments

World Vegetarian Day This Wednesday

October 1 marks the annual celebration of a meat-free lifestyle.
Read More »

PETA Nudges Dairy Industry to Aid California Drought

According to the animal organization, the dairy industry contributes heavily to the drought.
Read More »

Sacramento Hosts Vegan Chef Challenge

The 4th annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge debuts October 1 at 15 restaurants throughout the city.
Read More »

Vegetarian Festival in Thailand Kicks Off Today

Vegetarian food, street performers, and sacred rituals draw hundreds of thousands of people to annual festival.
Read More »

Anti-Dairy Campaign Debuts on Public Transit System

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition unveils anti-dairy campaign across Northern California transportation network.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »