According to the Daily Mail, two vegan brothers have set out to make history by rowing across the Atlantic.
Greg Bailey and Jude Massey will row over 3,000 miles from Gran Canaria to Barbados, a journey that only 317 crews have ever successfully made. The three-month-long trip will be powered by freeze-dried meals made from beans, legumes, and nuts. The brothers will be the first trans-Atlantic rowers to make the trip on a 100 percent plant-based diet.
In response to questions about their diet, Bailey said, “People keep asking about protein. But we are getting all the food you'd expect on a normal crossing and transforming it into a special vegan diet.” The brothers are making the trip in honor of their father who passed away two years ago.
Eating a vegan diet is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Experts have discovered that a plant-based diet reduces one’s risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. In fact, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that long-term vegetarians live on average 3.6 years longer than their meat-eating counterparts.
We were reminded of these health benefits recently when 88-year-old Colorado resident and vegan Fred Distelhorst set a world record as the oldest person ever to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
And now we add brothers Bailey and Massey to a long list of athletes who’ve reaped the benefits of a vegan diet. Tennis champ Serena Williams, NFL player David Carter, bodybuilder and strongman competitor Patrik Baboumian, and others have thrived on a nutritious plant-based diet.
Don’t believe us? Watch this video of badass professional vegan athletes!
Eating plant-based foods isn’t just great for your health. It also protects the planet and spares many farmed animals a life of torture.
Pigs, cows, and chickens at factory farms are treated as mere objects. Their short lives are filled with misery and pain. They’re subjected to extreme confinement; barbaric mutilations; and bloody, violent deaths.
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