07 June 2012

Bill Clinton doesn't miss dairy or meat since becoming vegan

During a recent interview on CNN, President Clinton  was asked about his vegan diet, here is what he had to say:

“When I had my second heart incident, I had to have these stents put in, I passed all my physicals, I was doing great, I was still building up plaque in my arteries. So I decided that I wanted to see if I could live to be a grandfather, so I just went all the way. “

President Clinton goes on to say, "But I don’t miss any of that. Getting rid of the dairy was great, getting rid of the meat was great, I just don’t miss it."

Funny that he mentions this, many vegans, myself included, can surely relate. So many people are quick to say, "I could never give up dairy!" Hecht, eleven years ago, I was one of them. But, when you notice a profound improvement in your health, why would you miss it?

One of the most important things that the former president had to say was in the conclusion at the interview, "But the main thing is, we can’t let these kids grow up to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, and that’s what’s happening."

That final statement speaks volumes on what President Clinton believes to be true of a vegan diet.

To see more on what Clinton had to say, check out the full clip from CNN:

Laeticia Butler | @Vegwritingmomma | Facebook | Blog Baltimore, MD After suffering with health issues for two years, Laeticia became a vegan and was able to go from barely walking to running half marathons. She became well aware of the cruelty to animals through research during her life change. In doing so, Laeticia discovered a newfound love and respect for animals and works hard to teach her son why we don't eat them. She is currently training for her first marathon. One of Laeticia's goals as a writer and blogger is to help motivate others to living a healthier lifestyle through a healthy diet and fitness.

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