While the queen of cooking and crafts, Martha Stewart, is not a vegetarian, recently she advised a fan about the benefits of following a meat-free diet. In fact, Martha has had plenty of experience with putting into practice a well-planned and nutrient-rich vegetarian diet, as her daughter Alexis is a devoted vegetarian.
But it’s not just Martha who is extolling the benefits of a plant-based diet. The medical community is as well. Dr. Dean Ornish, one of the leading physicians (and vegetarians) on heart disease, and author of the books, The Life Choice Diet, Eat More,Weigh Less, and The Spectrum Diet, strongly advocates for a meat-free diet, particularly for those who are at risk for heart disease.
Recently, the American Dietetic Association, stated that “well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.”
And since nixing meat for greens is just as “in” as the green movement, here is a list of a few famous vegetarians you might recognize:
- Carrie Underwood (singer)
- Alicia Silverstone (actress)
- Pamela Anderson (actress)
- Alanis Morissette (singer)
- Alyssa Milano (actress)
- Amber Valetta (model and actress)
- Anne Hathaway (actress)
- Anna Paquin (actress)
- Eddie Vedder (singer)
- Forest Whitaker (actor)
- Jack Johnson (singer)
- Moby (singer)
- Natalie Portman (actress)
- Russel Simmons (music producer)
- Tobey Maguire
- Woody Harrelson
- And countless others
DietsInReview.com is not advocating for or against a vegetarian diet, but we are simply providing you with the recent research and news surrounding the popularity of the vegetarian way of living.
If you are interested in learning more about a vegetarian diet, check out the various DietsInReview.com resources to help you make the best decision for your health.
May 28th, 2010