With Tom Brady at the helm in New England, there were conversations constantly surfacing about the TB12 diet. Jokes about avocado ice cream and his refusal to eat strawberries became a funny topic to touch on.
The Patriots bring in a new MVP quarterback in Cam Newton and the diet conversations continue. This time, it’s about the vegan diet that fuels a 6-foot-5, 245 pound athlete. Newton’s overpowering presence on the field doesn’t reflect the diet that so many people believe is unsustainable.
Newton turned vegan in 2019 and has spoken highly of eating this way. On Thursday during his press conference, Newton put down one stigma on the topic.
“Just because I’m vegan doesn’t mean I just go outside and pick up grass and, you know, put ranch on it,” Newton said, via Nicole Yang of The Boston Globe. “Well, I guess that’s not vegan. Or put balsamic on it and eat it. I still love good food.”
Cam Newton: “Just because I’m vegan doesn’t mean I just go outside and pick up grass and, you know, put ranch on it — well, I guess that’s not vegan — or put balsamic on it and eat it. I still love good food.” Adds he’s been eating a lot of Chinese food + steamed vegetables.
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) September 24, 2020
Newton’s choice of diet didn’t prevent him from rushing for four touchdowns over the span of two games so far this season.
Source: Thanks https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2020/09/25/vegan-diet-isnt-just-grass-and-dressing-cam-newton-explains/