Dairy-Free Soccer Stars

Professional soccer players around the globe are discovering the benefits of eating dairy-free. These athletes are seeing massive improvements in their performance on the field, in the speed of their recovery, and ultimately in the longevity of their career. Here are just a few soccer stars who have already made the Switch4Good.

Orlando Pride, United States National Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion

Alex Morgan

“I have seen really positive effects from it. I’m really happy with the way my body has adjusted and the energy it’s given me. And I feel like I’m able to recover a lot faster, because I’m not having those inflammatory foods in my body anymore.”

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Arsenal F.C.

Hector Bellerin

“The recovery in my muscles after games has been noticeable, and the long-term injuries I’ve had before have started to heal way quicker.”

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Portland Thorns

Meghan Klingenberg

“I’ve never felt fitter; I’ve never felt stronger. I’ve actually lifted more in the weight room.”

“I want to live a healthy, happy life until I’m 100 years old. That means I’m putting the right things into my body but also using the right things.”

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Norwich City F.C.

Russel Martin

“I have managed to maintain and gain slight improvements in everything in terms of jumping, speed, and agility. I recover quicker after games now and feel good. I can’t think of one negative thing on my game.”

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Manchester City and English National Team

Fabian Delph

“I feel like my new lifestyle is a key to the way I have progressed in the recent months … feels like I am strengthening myself with this new transition.”

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AFC Bournemouth

Jermain DeFoe

“I’ve always had energy, but sometimes you feel a little bit lethargic and bloated. Now I feel like I’ve got more energy. I feel completely different – I’m able to train every day, I don’t get injuries, it’s helped with my game. That, for me, is the most important thing.”

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NK Maribor and Switch4Good Athlete

Nino Irgolic

“When I gave up dairy, I felt much more energized. I no longer have fatigued muscles, and, most importantly, my endurance and performance have improved by at least 20%. Now, I can train longer and harder.”

In an exclusive interview with Switch4Good, Nino explains how and why he transitioned, the challenges he faced, and his commitment to further improve his performance on the field. Read the full interview at Switch4Good.org.

Hall of Fame Soccer Player, Holistic Nutritionist, and Switch4Good Athlete

Kara Lang

Competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups. The youngest woman to make the Canada National Women’s Team. Kara was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in November 2015.

“The biggest way I saw my performance change when I dropped dairy was in my recovery … There was less gunk for my massage therapist to work through.”

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero

“I had to change a lot of things, starting with my food. I needed a healthier way of life. Touch wood, I haven’t had any muscle injuries this season—only the knee problem. In training sessions I was struggling a little bit last season. For example, after every three training sessions I had to stop—so I have improved in that.”

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