Passionate about speaking up for animals, Jordanian boxing champion and Nike brand ambassador Arifa Bseiso reveals, in a new PETA ad, how vegan food fuels her in the ring.
“My veganism is simple,” Arifa explains. “No one should die just so I can eat meat. I am a vegan because I don’t want to contribute to animal suffering.” Like other vegan athletes, she also discovered the health benefits of leaving animal products off her plate: “I feel healthier and stronger, and my skin is the best it’s ever been. I am glowing from the inside out. … I can’t believe it took me this long to go vegan!”
Top vegan athletes have noted numerous benefits of the lifestyle, including feeling leaner and healthier and seeing a boost in their energy levels.
Last year, vegan UFC fighter Nate Diaz sent shockwaves around the world when he beat the previously undefeated Conor McGregor. Heavyweight boxing champion David Haye says that he’s had more energy since switching to eating only plant-derived foods. Boxer Cam F. Awesome has been a tournament-winning machine since he stopped eating meat and dairy, and vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian broke the world record for the most weight ever carried by a human. Most recently, New Zealand UFC star Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt said that he was so sick of seeing cruelty to animals in the meat industry that he planned to go vegan.
Watch Haye promote the knockout power of cruelty-free meals:
Check out our How to Go Vegan page for tips and recipes. Making the switch to compassionate eating is easier than ever.