Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson both recently announced they’ve adopted a vegan diet. They join Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jared Leto.
So why are so many people going vegan these days?
Apparently a lean body built on plant-based protein is the ultimate key to youthful looks and a healthy mind and body.
Benefits of a Vegan Diet
Considering more than two-thirds of Americans are obese and at risk for Type 2 diabetes, due in part to an animal-based diet rich in meat, eggs, and dairy, many Americans are finally deciding that vegan diets and Veganism aren’t so bad after all – this despite Veganism’s being the butt of late-night TV jokes about cardboard food.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Up to 50 vegans responded to a Post-Gazette Facebook request, with many advocating animal rights. But many also said they experienced notable health benefits as a welcome side effect, including dramatic weight loss. The diet also helped individuals to reverse osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, colitis, or Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer and bring sugar levels back to normal for those with Type 2 diabetes. Others say their plant-based diets increase their energy levels, eliminate allergies, and improve their skin, including eliminating acne.”
For more read the Post-Gazette’s full article on the vegan diet.