It seems that vegan and vegetarian diets are infiltrating the lives of nearly everyone. Thankfully, plant-based diets are not a dangerous trend. Many fad diets tend to deprive the body of essential nutrients but primarily plant-based diets do not. Whether or not you want to go full-vegan or vegetarian, plant-based diets provide a healthy foundation for your body and the environment.
The latest news in mainstream veganism is that Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, has been reported to join the throngs of herbivores. Many of you remember that he has suffered from high cholesterol and heart conditions for years. He underwent a bypass surgery but Clinton’s cholesterol was still out of control. After undergoing extensive research, he decided to adopt a nearly-vegan lifestyle. He eats small amounts of fish on occasion, but he’s essentially cut all animal products from his diet. He consumes no dairy and has added a protein supplement to his diet.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Clinton how he lost 24 pounds and gained back his health. Clinton replied, “I went on essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits… It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds.”
Plant-based diets are not for everyone. Before embarking on such a journey, do your research and consult a professional to ensure you don’t deprive yourself of essential nutrients. Bill Clinton made a choice about his health and it’s proved to be a good one for him.
October 4th, 2010