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Lewis Hamilton reveals switching to a vegan diet has helped him on the racing track

Lewis Hamilton reveals switching to a vegan diet has helped him on the racing track after overhauling his lifestyle three years ago

He has revealed that he is always looking for ways to improve his driving ability. 

And Lewis Hamilton has admitted that one of the things that helps him on the track is his diet, which he initially decided to overhaul because of his love of animals.

The F1 champion, 35, admitted that while his ‘first’ thought was the prolonging of the planet and its animals, it has ultimately left him feeling energised and raring to go.

Interview: Lewis Hamilton has admitted that one of the things that helps him on the track is his diet, which he initially decided to overhaul because of his love of animals

Lewis opened up about the positive impacts following a vegan diet has had on his performance, energy levels and the overall health of his gut.

He told the new issue of GQ Hype magazine: ‘Ultimately, you want to feel great. You want to have energy, to be consistent.

‘You don’t want to have the big oscillations and highs and lows in your energy levels. Veganism has eradicated that. When I was 22, it was raw talent. 

‘You’ve got an abundance of energy, you’re fit, there are no aches and pains… But I’m always looking at how I can improve.’

Vegan life: The F1 champion, 35, admitted that while his 'first' thought was the prolonging of the planet and its animals, it has ultimately left him feeling energised and raring to go

Vegan life: The F1 champion, 35, admitted that while his ‘first’ thought was the prolonging of the planet and its animals, it has ultimately left him feeling energised and raring to go

He added that the things he looks to improve are: ‘Can my eyesight be better? Can my reactions be improved? Are there new ways of testing my reactions?

‘The ergonomics in the car … how can I make everything simpler? There’s a multitude of things and I’m always trying to raise the bar.

Lewis revealed that his diet transformation has healed his gut, he said: ‘One of the things was my sleeping pattern and not feeling right in the stomach. Your gut is your second brain.’

Candid: Lewis opened up about the positive impacts following a vegan diet has had on his performance, energy levels and the overall health of his gut

Candid: Lewis opened up about the positive impacts following a vegan diet has had on his performance, energy levels and the overall health of his gut

The motor sportsman added that non-vegans are missing out and said: ‘We’re taught to drink milk and eat meat for protein and I started looking into other areas of research around all this.

‘The first thing was, what’s happening to the animals? ‘Secondly, the impact it can have on your body. That’s a free advantage I’m going to take. If no one else wants it, well that’s their loss.’

Lewis, who decided to try veganism in 2017, has since opened his own meat-free, dairy free, free-from meat products restaurant called Neat Burger.

Missing out! The motor sportsman added that non-vegans are missing out and said: 'We're taught to drink milk and eat meat for protein and I started looking into other areas of research around all this

Missing out! The motor sportsman added that non-vegans are missing out and said: ‘We’re taught to drink milk and eat meat for protein and I started looking into other areas of research around all this

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