Vegan vindication: Asian Games medallist’s switch to plant-based diet speeds recovery from serious injury, and boosts her training and results
“I wanted to recover faster and after my injury, I kept googling what foods to eat to recover quickly.” The search results all pointed her towards plant-based dishes. So she became vegan.
Kong ate anti-inflammatory foods such as pumpkin and turmeric to help reduce the swelling in her leg following surgery. She went on juice cleanses, too.
For breakfast she usually has avocado toast. Her other meals are filled with grains – brown rice, black rice, quinoa, and copious amounts of vegetables... Dinner is stir-fried vegetables or roasted vegetables.