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Meat Lover Danica Patrick Once Again Opposes Vegan Diet as She Preaches a Healthier Life

Published 03/10/2023, 11:42 AM EST

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Many would consider boldness to be one of Danica Patrick‘s strengths. But sometimes, it lands her in a lot of trouble with her fans. It has always been either love her or hate her, with no in-between fans. She has the tendency to divide the room. And the former Cup Series driver did it again!

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Patrick is one of the most prominent female drivers in the history of motorsports. Yet she manages to shock the world with her brazen comments and opinions. For many, adopting healthier options in the diet correlates with promoting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but it’s not for Danica. She has been promoting non-vegetarian food as a means for better health, and it might be hurtful to some of her vegan fans.

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In a recent story on her Instagram page, she shared an image from a doctor’s post. The doctor stated a few facts about muscle loss experienced after the age of 30, though he did not promote any sort of meat directly via his post. He wrote, “This leads to an exponentially higher risk of injury & worst metabolic health with age. Eating a high protein diet & resistance training are the best way to fight against this.”

Though the doctor noted the importance of having a protein-rich diet to build the muscles and working out, Danica added, “Eat meat. Lift weights” to her post. This might not go well with some NASCAR fans who are strict vegans. One’s culinary choices are one’s own, and fans very well know Danica’s choice by now. 


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The IndyCar driver follows a strict fitness routine to keep herself in shape. She also indulges in various holistic therapies to help heal her body. Though a large part of the community doesn’t like her, there are people out there who do. She has a massive fan following on her social media and she promotes well-being.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 18: Host Danica Patrick speaks onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)However, this is not the first time she has stated something that might rile up a few. Last year she posted that veganism ages people faster. Though she had once tried to follow a vegan diet because she felt bad for the animals, she resumed eating a lot of meat as it made her feel significantly better.


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That is Danica Patrick unfiltered for all the fans. While there can always be debates on what is good and what is not, it is always a matter of cultural and personal choice. 

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Tanvvi Anand

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Tanvvi is a NASCAR writer at Essentially Sports. After completing her Graduation degree in Psychology from St. Xavier's college, she pursued a career in the media & entertainment industry.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal