Arnold Schwarzenegger shares what he eats every day on 80% vegan diet
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has been in amazing shape for decades and still keeps himself in tip-top form at the age of 75.
The Terminator star has been '80 percent vegan' for the past few years, and has recently opened up about how he gets his protein.
Schwarzenegger - who was recently the subject of a Netflix documentary which detailed the love child he fathered with his housekeeper Mildred Baena and saw him apologise for past inappropriate behaviour towards women - has been diet conscious since his days of bodybuilding.
In recent years, he has relied on lentils, salads and veggie burgers to get his protein fix.
On an April episode of his podcast, Arnold's Pump Club, he said: "For protein, my staples are eggs, salmon and chicken.
"But I have more and more veggie burgers with lentils and beans."
But what does the former governor's eating habits look like on a daily basis?
Fortunately for those looking to be as buff as Conan the Barbarian, he lays it out.
Schwarzenegger said: "In the morning after my workout, I usually have oatmeal with Greek yogurt or granola.
"For lunch, I always have a salad, sometimes with a plant-based burger or maybe salmon or chicken. Other times, it's with a scramble or omelet.
"For dinner, I always have soup. I like to eat light for my last meal."
In a 2022 newsletter, Schwarzenegger claimed he had adopted his mostly plant based diet in a bid to lower his cholesterol.
If he fancies treating himself, he'll have an Austrian wiener schnitzel, a hamburger or a steak.
When it comes to his protein shakes, Schwarzenegger sticks to a tried and true recipe - protein powder, cherry juice, almond milk, banana, and a raw, unpeeled egg.
Occasionally, he'll add in some tequila or schnapps.
Schwarzenegger isn't the only person to have experimented with veganism in recent years, with 12 percent of Brits identifying as flexitarian/mostly vegetarian, six percent identifying as veggie and a further two percent as vegan in a 2022 YouGov poll.
In the US, a 2020 study found that there were 9.7 million vegans living in the country.
Although animal-based diets and plant-based diets both have their benefits, they differ in what types of protein they provide to eaters.
Complete proteins, which contain all nine essential amino acids, are primarily found in foods such as poultry, fish, beef, pork and eggs, although they are present in vegan options like tofu and other soy foods.
Diets heavy in red meat have been linked to heart disease. The Department of Health and Social Care advises you should try and eat no more than 70g (cooked weight) of red or processed meat per day.