Veganism in Brazil on the Rise

Health? Environmental concerns? Animal wellbeing? What is encouraging more Brazilian people to adopt a vegan lifestyle? The Rio Times investigates, and below, vegans and vegetarians from across the country explain their choice.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first time Eduardo Phillips, a vegetarian associate for the Carioca plant-based sports nutrition company MOTHER, began to cut out animal protein from his diet was in 2016. As an amateur athlete and sports enthusiast, and after reading some inspiring books on the subject, he chose to become vegetarian primarily due to health concerns and performance in sport. For him, becoming vegan will be the natural next step.

“For the past six-seven years, I’ve been practicing triathlon and this has seen quite a few changes on how I see my body and how . . .

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