Man Utd defender Chris Smalling and Lawrence Okolie explain why they went vegan

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Sky Sports News' Jessica Creighton speaks to Chris Smalling and Lawrence Okolie to understand why top sports stars are switching to a vegan diet

What do Chris Smalling, Venus Williams and Lawrence Okolie have in common? They've all drastically switched their diets with the aim of improving their performance.

Sky Sports News' Jessica Creighton caught up with Manchester United defender Smalling and boxer Okolie to discuss their decision to go vegan.

Smalling swapped his United shirt for an apron to prepare a plant-based lunch, which he says helps his recovery after matches.

Meanwhile, Okolie gives a sneak peek into his fridge to explain what he eats ahead of a big fight and says he has even tried to get Anthony Joshua to stop eating meat.

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Image: Okolie is another top British sports star who has switched up his diet and is feeling the benefit

Smalling and Okolie are not the only sports stars who have changed their diet. Chelsea Women's Karen Carney, tennis star Venus Williams, and five-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton have all made the switch.

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