ANYONE still dubious about the benefits of a plant-based diet need look no further than vegan boxing world champion David Haye, whose fight on Saturday was a knockout – literally.

Haye joins a growing list of elite meat-free athletes – including footballer Phil Neville, squash champion James Willstrop, and Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead – who understand that plant-based foods provide all the protein, complex carbohydrates and other nutrients our bodies need to get stronger and faster, minus the saturated fats and cholesterol found in animal products.

Jennifer White, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals