Wilson Chandler Credits Vegan Diet for Return to NBA

Wilson Chandler Credits Vegan Diet for Return to NBA

The Denver Nuggets forward is returning to the NBA feeling lighter, stronger, and more energetic after adopting a plant-based diet.


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Professional basketball player Wilson Chandler—a forward for the Denver Nuggets—explained that his mostly vegan diet is behind his triumphant return to the NBA. Chandler appeared in a new video created by vegan wellness resource Sentient Fitness. The athlete began transitioning to a plant-based diet in 2016 after researching veganism by watching documentaries and became concerned about his health and how farmed animals are treated. “Especially in the black community, a lot of the things we eat affect us,” Chandler said before linking animal-based foods to diabetes, cancer, and inflammation. The forward credits his ability to wake up refreshed, recover faster from injury, and high-energy levels, and a newly found clear-mindedness to his vegan diet—which he is still fine-tuning. “Finding food on the road is the biggest problem for me,” Chandler said and revealed that his favorite vegan restaurant is Detroit Vegan Soul.

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