Jake Shields on the benefits of being Vegan

by Dylan Falduto | source: uscombatsports.com

"I am a vegetarian, and mostly vegan; I am not strict on the vegan, but I try to eat a mostly vegan diet. It gets tough using protein, because a lot of them use whey, not to mention a lot of chemicals and all kinds of stuff I don't like putting in my body. Sun Warrior got in touch with my manager, and said they had a product out to try. It's great. It's all vegan, and doesn't have a bunch of additives I don't want in my protein. I started using it, and it is all I have used ever since."

Unlike many vegetarians who face criticism from family for their decision to abstain from eating meat, Shields was blessed with a father who raised him on a plant-based diet.

"Being a vegetarian is great. I have always grown up this way, so it's not even something I really think about too much. I think a lot of people have to make the decision whether they want to do it or not, but for me it's been easy; I never even really thought about eating meat, it's something that always seemed a little gross to me, especially with the way animals are treated and what not. The older I got, the more I started doing a little research, and started realizing all the health benefits as well."

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Bobby Lupo site profile image  

8/2/12 9:16 AM by Bobby Lupo

He'd never get them to the ground. You need meat to secure takedowns.

valetudosuperfight site profile image  

8/2/12 9:01 AM by valetudosuperfight

Indeed Lupo if Jake Shields every actually fought in MMA he'd never submit anyone because he's too weak.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

8/2/12 8:21 AM by Bobby Lupo

It's not like 'malnourished' Jake could manhandle the chemically enhanced carnivore and all time great Dan Henderson or anything. Jake needs bloodwork. He'll never make a living at this MMA thing unless he eats some dead animal.

valetudosuperfight site profile image  

8/2/12 8:18 AM by valetudosuperfight

lol ar mr he thinking he knows more than shields

Mr He site profile image  

8/2/12 7:40 AM by Mr He

imo no one should be a veggie, let alone a fighter.i highly recommend that this misinformed fighter takes a moment to have some blood work done to REALLY establish what his body needs, if he did, he would recognise that he is most likely very deficient in some really advantageous stuff for an athlete to have in their bodies when they train/fight.

SmasherSnu site profile image  

8/2/12 3:20 AM by SmasherSnu

THIS x 1000

Kostakio site profile image  

8/2/12 2:38 AM by Kostakio

He outpointed GSP with them.

RandyDarsh126 site profile image  

8/2/12 1:47 AM by RandyDarsh126

was at a vegan bbq last week and ate a tofu dognot good

Warzone209 site profile image  

8/2/12 1:28 AM by Warzone209

 If Shields would eat a steak every now n then he wouldn't throw punches like a girl.