Featured Athlete – Noel Polanco

Name: Noel Polanco

Location: New York, New York

What is your diet/lifestyle? Vegan.

What attracted you to eating that type of diet? My love for animals and to prevent sickness.

Which sports & activities are your passionate about? I love Gymnastics.

What is one of your greatest athletic moments? When I was little, winning second place in basketball team. PAL League.

What goal(s) do you currently have, and how do you plan on achieving it? To Keep helping as many people as I can to become vegan and to always support them.

What is your favorite fuel before activity? Banana Smoothie.

What is your favorite food for recovery? For recovery bananas are great, but i don’t eat any specific food for recovery, I just get enough sleep.

What/Who inspires you? My results inspire me.

What is a random fact about you that people might not know? I write poetry and I cry in love story movies.

Describe yourself with the first 3 words that come to mind! Honest, Real, Kind.

What advice would you give to an athlete looking to go veg? To ask people who are vegan and are living it, don’t ask someone who is not vegan and is trying to sell you something or keep you sick.

Complete this sentence: I am a Meat Free Athlete because I build muscles the vegan way.

Thank you Noel for sharing your story with Meat Free Athlete!

Anne-Marie Campbell

Anne-Marie is the Founder of MeatFreeAthlete.com (est. 2012), and is a vegan athlete and animal rights activist. A competitive athlete for over 20 years, she is a former gymnast and hockey player, and is currently a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Anne-Marie went vegan, for the animals, in 2011, and her mission is to help people go (or stay) vegan by sharing her personal journey, and creating this free vegan lifestyle resource.

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