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Six-Time World Poker Champion is Vegan

Daniel Negreanu shot down negative Twitter commenters by revealing that he's vegan for his health and the environment.

Six-time World Series of Poker Champion Daniel Negreanu recently revealed on Twitter that he is vegan. After sharing a feature titled “8 Reasons Meat is Bad for You” published by media outlet Bustle, Negreanu received an immediate backlash from followers, with one in particular stating, “why u have to try to convince the rest of the ppl not to eat meat?” Negreanu eloquently responded, “Because it's better for the environment and the future of the world," adding, “it also reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and plenty of other illnesses we face as a society.” When confronted by another follower who wrote that “vegans need processed supplements as a source of vitamins and proteins,” the poker champion quickly replied, “Not so my friend. I get plenty of protein on a plant-based diet and am the strongest I've ever been!” Often regarded as one of the most influential poker players in the world, Negreanu is the subject of an upcoming biographical documentary Kid Poker and is one of many gaming professionals—including snooker player Neil Robertson—who, among other reasons, chose to follow a vegan diet to improve concentration.

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