The secret of Thor's power lies in veganism
Actor Chris Hemsworth revealed that adopting a vegan diet, as part of his physical preparation, is the secret of the statuesque figure he exhibits in the last two films in which he played the role of Thor: "Thor: Ragnarok" and " Avengers: Infinity Wars. " The reason for his “conversion” to veganism was given by his coach […]
Actor Chris Hemsworth revealed that adopting a vegan diet, as part of his physical training, is the secret of the sculptural figure that he exhibits in the last two films in which he played the role of Thor: "Thor: Ragnarok" and " Avengers: Infinity Wars. "
The reason for his "conversion" to veganism was given by his personal trainer, Luke Zocchi, in an interview with Today Extra. "That was a great experiment. We wanted to see if he could maintain muscle if he became vegan. It really surprised me. We are all psyched up with 'I have to eat animal protein' but you can get a lot of protein from beans. ”
Hemsworth inherited the habits of his younger brother, Liam, who has been a well-known vegetarian for years. “There are no negatives to eating like this. It is all positive, mentally and physically. I love. I feel like it also has a kind of positive ripple effect on the rest of my life, ”Hemsworth's younger brother once explained.
"With the increase in 'vegan bodybuilding', the lifestyle benefits that veganism heralds are becoming increasingly apparent when it comes to sports performance," the coach explained.
The growth of the vegan lifestyle: health and the environment
According to Whole Foods Market, the increase in vegan products is in greater demand than ever in the United States. And they predict that it will continue to grow this year. According to Men's Health in a survey, almost 20 percent of its non-vegetarian readers said they could at least give the diet a try.
Specialists venture two possible reasons for the growth observed in adopting a vegan diet. On the one hand, the well-known (although not controversial) health benefits of this type of diet; and on the other, a stronger awareness of caring for the environment. It is that according to new research, published in the journal Science a few weeks ago, eliminating meat and dairy from the diet is the fastest and most effective way to reduce the impact that each person has on the environment.
"A vegan diet is probably the best way to reduce its impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land and water use," said Joseph Poore, principal investigator from the study at Oxford University in the UK. "This effect would be much more positive than reducing airplane flights or buying an electric car," he added.
For the work, scientists extracted data from more than 119 countries, which account for 90 percent of all food consumed. The results suggest that meat and dairy provide 18 percent of the total calories consumed worldwide, and 37 percent of the total protein. However, the livestock used to produce these products occupies 83 percent of the total farmland.
"Agriculture is a sector that covers the multitude of environmental problems," said Poore, and closed: "It is really animal products that are responsible for much of this. Avoiding the consumption of animal products brings with it great environmental benefits ”.