Meet Bill Clinton... Vegan?!

It would appear so, based on last night's interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2010 9:27 AM CDT

Well, vegans, get excited: None other than Bill Clinton, famous McDonald’s lover, appears to have joined your ranks. No more Big Macs for Bubba: He’s now on a “plant-based diet,” he told Wolf Blitzer last night on CNN. “I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit. I drink a protein supplement every morning. No dairy,” he said. “It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds, and I got back to basically what I weighed in high school.”

Yes, he did it partly because he needed to lose weight for Chelsea’s wedding, but he was also scared by the two heart stents he had to have put in earlier this year. “I did all this research, and I saw that 82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind, no chicken, no turkey—I eat very little fish, once in a while I'll have a little fish—If you can do it, 82% of people have begun to heal themselves,” he said.
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