The New England Patriots lost last night to the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the playoffs- a team where the majority of the players have been on a plant-based diet for the past few seasons… and a team that swears by the diet to keep them in tip-top physical shape.
The Titans players who are on the vegan diet say that that’s why they were able to make it to the playoffs for the first time in a decade back in 2018!
Sounds crazy, I know! But is that the reason why the Patriots lost last night?
In 2018, 11 players on the TN Titans went vegan. Last night, they beat the six-time Super Bowl Champions because they outplayed them, out hustled them, and maybe they had a better pre-game vegan meal?
I learned about the Tennessee Titans and their plant-based diets from the Netflix Documentary, ‘The Game Changers.’ It’s a documentary that showcases top athletes from across the world who are on plant-based diets. The documentary also goes in to the science on why athletes who are on a vegan diet are out-performing athletes who are not on a plant-based diet.
In the documentary they follow the Titans and how the vegan journey all started with outside linebacker, Derrick Morgan. He was the only one on the team not eating meat, but his wife is a chef. After games on Sunday’s he would invite members of the team over to their house to eat a post game meal. At first the teammates made fun of him for eating vegan-but then they tried it themselves and they loved the way it tasted! After just a couple weeks on the new plant-based diet, they were playing better than they ever had played before. And it looks like they haven’t turned back since.
Check out the trailer for ‘The Game Changers’ below.
But let’s take a look at TB12. Tom Brady eats an 80% vegan diet. That’s easy to learn if you’ve picked up his book, “The TB12 Method.” Most of his diet consists of organically grown fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Ding ding ding…that’s a vegan diet.
So is a lack of fruits and vegetables the reason why the New England Patriots aren’t going to win a 7th Super Bowl? Brady is still the GOAT, but he can’t do it alone.
If I were the Patriots, I’d pick up “The TB12 Method” and start reading it before next season rolls around…and I’d also take a few pages from the “plant-based book” of the Tennessee Titans.