dax shepard
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegan
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Adorable sloth couple (yes, we know they are famous for other things) Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard went vegan after watching the food documentary “Forks Over Knives.” However, it sounds like Shepard had been thinking about veganism even before seeing the film thanks to costar Beau Bridges.

Shepard talked to Playboy about Beau and veganism in their 20 Question piece. He said, “When I saw his age was 70, I almost crapped myself. I would go, ‘Jesus, Beau, you’re not supposed to be able to punch somebody out in a scene at 70. My grandpa couldn’t have done that. What’s your secret?’ And he goes, ‘I’ve been a vegan for 12 years.’ I was like, Damn, I need to think about this. And then I saw Forks Over Knives, that documentary, and I was like, I’m in. I’ve been a vegan since January.”

So, how has Dax been feeling since making the change to eliminate animal products from his diet?

He said, “It’s nothing like the pill in The Matrix but damn good, like 15 percent across the board in every respect. I sleep 15 percent better. My allergies are at least 15 percent better. I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I’m never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting.”

That’s a pretty great testimonial for choosing a plant based diet. We hope those Playboy readers take some time out from the pictures and truly do read the articles. Perhaps some of them will give veganism a try.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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