Chris Smalling says, Sam is the reason I turned vegan

Aug 05, 2018, 07:37 IST | A Correspondent

"My wife has been vegan for a few years and was often trying to persuade me. She cooks a lot at home, and half the time I was eating vegan anyway

Chris Smalling says, Sam is the reason I turned vegan
Chris Smalling with wife Sam. Pic/Getty Images

Manchester United star Chris Smalling, 28, has revealed how his wife Sam convinced him to give up all kinds of meat, fish and dairy products, and switch to a plant-based diet of vegetables, nuts and fruit.

"My wife has been vegan for a few years and was often trying to persuade me. She cooks a lot at home, and half the time I was eating vegan anyway. After a while, I started to cut out red meat. One of the reasons was because it causes quite a lot of inflammation, and I had tendinitis in my knee, which quite a lot of footballers get.

"Now I've gone fully vegan. The main reason I started was my health. At first, I was half and half so I was cutting out red meat but still eating some meat so I was getting a bit of both," Smalling told British tabloid, The Daily Mail.

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