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Man U Coach Phil Neville Has Never Felt Better – This Is Why

Watch football legend and current Manchester United coach Phil Neville share how he’s just scored a winning goal for his health and for animals by switching to a vegetarian diet!

In the interview – the first time that Phil has spoken about his new diet – he credits his wife’s influence with persuading him to give up meat. After promising to try out vegetarian eating for a few weeks at first, he hasn’t looked back and has gone from strength to strength. He explains:

“I started to feel healthier, leaner. I started to feel great!”

Phil also tackles the powerful ethical and environmental reasons for ditching meat and the growing movement towards a kinder, greener way of eating:

“I think people are understanding the benefit, not just for yourself but for … the environment. 2.5 million animals a day are being slaughtered. That is a damning statistic that we need to do something about”.

More and more top athletes are recognising that a plant-based diet is the best choice for their bodies as well as for pigs, cows, chickens, sheep and other animals who are mutilated, mistreated and killed by the meat industry. Notable vegetarian and vegan sports professionals include strongman Patrik Baboumian, sprinter Carl Lewis, tennis champion Serena Williams, ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll and Olympic gold medallist Alexey Voeveda.

If you’ve ever considered changing your diet for the better, why not take the same approach as Phil – try going meat-free for just a few weeks at first and then see how much better you feel. Sign our 30-day pledge to get started.

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  1. […] MANCHESTER United legend and current first team coach Phil Neville has turned vegetarian – and says he’s never felt better. Phil, who retired as a player with Everton last season, reckons his energy levels may be even higher than it was when he helped lead the Red Devils to the Premier League trophy six times. Phil credits his wife Julie’s influence with prompting the switch. “My wife’s been vegetarian for about four, five years now”, he says. “I promised my wife that I would try it for two weeks. “I started to feel healthier, leaner. I started to feel great!” And he now knows that athletes can get all the nutrition they need, including protein, from plant-based foods such as quinoa, seeds, soya protein and nuts. “It’s made me feel better,” he says. “I hope it makes me live longer.” Phil recognises that he is part of a growing movement towards plant-based diets as society learns more about the health risks associated with meat-rich diets, the damage that animal agriculture has on the environment and the suffering endured by animals raised and killed for their flesh. “I think people are understanding the benefits, not just for yourself but for the environment,” he says. “Two and a half million animals a day are being slaughtered. That is a damning statistic that we need to do something about. “If everyone can just do one day of not eating meat, then that will mean that we live in a better world.” CLICK HERE […]

  2. […] And he’s not the only meat-free footballer out of Bury. Bury-born football legend Phil Neville also recently advocated ditching meat. […]

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