Plant-Powered NFL Playoffs: Titans versus Patriots
Get ready for the first plant-powered NFL playoffs: It’s the Tennessee Titans versus the New England Patriots this Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Players from both teams credit their plant-based diets for fueling their path to the playoffs this season.
Eleven Titans were inspired to try out plant-based diet after linebacker Derrick Morgan and his wife, chef Charity Morgan, who prepares many of their meals, went vegan earlier this year.
“Everybody is making plays. Everybody is healthy. Everybody is eating right, and she’s been a big part,” Titan linebacker Brian Orakpo told ESPN. You find Chef Morgan’s recipes on her website.
The players say they were also motivated by the documentaries What the Health and Forks Over Knives.
The Titans are up against last year’s Super Bowl winners, the New England Patriots. Quarterback Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to four Super Bowl wins, is a longtime proponent of plant-based diets and has inspired teammates like Rob Gronkowski to try out a more plant-heavy diet this season.
“I feel looser. I feel my mobility has increased a lot. I feel way more pliable,” Gronkowski said after 12 weeks of working with Brady and his trainer Alex Guerrero this preseason to improve his diet and incorporate more stretching into his workouts.
Good luck to both teams this weekend. No matter the outcome, plant-based diets will prevail!
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