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Can vegans be top sports stars? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Aine Carlin

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final leg one match between Arsenal FC and Atletico Madrid at Emirates Stadium on April 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Veganism and sport might seem like unlikely bed-mates but a burgeoning number of athletes appear to be turning to it in a bid to avoid injury or recover more quickly from training. It’s a curious thing when a Premier League footballer such as Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín . Mostly met with scepticism, Bellerín’s solution to an ankle injury that had prevented him from playing was one that involved eliminating animal products and fuelling up on wholefoods instead. Despite the naysayers, it seems to have

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