The NFL has become obnoxiously political over the past few years.
Leftists have attempted to infuse their ideology into the sport, most notably with the anti-American anthem protests that started in 2016.
And now, one liberal fad could be responsible for ruining one star player’s career.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award, and came close to winning Super Bowl 50.
But Newton’s current season has been derailed by injuries, and experts believe it could be related to his diet.
Newton has opted for a vegan diet, which bars him from eating meat and animal products.
Making up for lost protein can be very difficult on a vegan diet, and some believe that’s what has led to Newton’s increased and prolonged injuries.
The vegan diet has become incredibly popular among leftists because they believe entirely in the climate change hysteria, which says eating meat increases global warming.
For example, the communist fever dream known as the “Green New Deal” that so many on the Left have openly endorsed wants to eventually eliminate meat altogether.
But the vegan diet consequences for Cam Newton have experts concerned.
Boston-area nutritionist Nancy Clark insisted that it is certainly possible for an athlete to do well on a vegan diet, but, she added, it takes extremely careful planning and even extensive overcompensating.
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“The concern is: Is [Newton] consuming enough protein and enough calories? When you’re in calorie deficit, which he obviously has been because he’s been losing weight, some of the protein that you eat gets burned for gas in the car instead of getting used to build muscle.”
Other experts agreed that veganism is a hard sell for athletes. Former bodybuilder John Howie noted that it can be hard to keep a balance between losing fat but also losing muscle mass at the same time. The lack of protein is the hardest thing to figure since everyone’s body reacts differently to diets.
Proponents of the vegan diet have tried to make the argument that eating meat is ultimately bad for your health.
But the advantages of meat protein are undeniable.
In fact, many people — like noted psychologist Jordan Peterson — even thrive on the carnivore diet, which consists of eating nothing but meat.
Do you think it was a mistake for Cam Newton to go on a vegan diet at the peak of his career?
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