mayim bialik
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Vegan, Video
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Mayim Bialik has transformed herself into a ‘50s housewife, and not just for PETA, but for the sake of animals and to show others why it’s important to rid households of meat.

The brand-spanking new PETA ad depicts the dangers meat pose such as beef recalls, heart disease, strokes and diabetes. The Emmy-nominated actress and PETA both believe such troubles can be avoided by cutting out meat.

For years now, “The Big Bang Theory” actress and her family have maintained a vegan diet.

As she says in the video, “As a mom, as a mom of two vegan kids, I think it’s really important to put kind of a young mom face on this aspect of veganism, which is completely compatible with being parent and raising healthy kids.”

Mayim Bialik transforms into '50s housewife for veganism and PETA

What really changed her mind about going vegan was Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals.” It was a huge inspiration and she refers to it as “the nail in the coffin.”

“I think the most significant shift for me was I used to feel guilty,” Bialik says. “Even as a child, I felt very guilty about eating animals and never knew that there was something to do about it. And as I got older, it became clearer that there are things that I can do and choices I can make.”

Some of the best information she’s ever received is from PETA. To “find the foods that already do not require meat and find the foods that do not necessarily require dairy, or for which there are substitutes that you find palatable.”

When you go vegan it doesn’t mean you have to eat strange foods, but can eat dishes you’re already used to. For Bialik, she eats pasta marinara, salads and Asian and Mediterranean foods. It’s that simple and delicious.

For more information, watch the video and listen to Bialik’s advice.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Hann92

    I have never really enjoyed meat, thus do not eat it, and recently found that I too was lactose intolerant- however, due to the lack of calcium in my diet, I do not wish to take substitutes so I still eat eggs- eggs from chickens which my grandparents keep on their farm (they are not chicken farmers. but have a few hens for eggs for the family, and they do not live in any pen/shed- they literally are free to roam, sometimes disappearing due to foxes, so have save houses at night, which my grandmother calls to them and they come in at nights) So I feel no guilt in eating these eggs. My parents are farmers- of sheep and cows- however, I do not feel bad for these animals either. It is sad that some of them will end of being used for meat, but I like to know that at least these animals are raised well. We are not organic- as with organic meat farming the animals often suffer as certain medicines are not allowed to be used and the animals health suffers, but we are certainly free range. We keep certain breeds of animals, and they are all well looked after, by only my Grandfather, Farther and Brother, so they are personally invested in the animals well being. I feel that if I didn’t not like meat, then I would certainly try and support them by eating the meat produced- if I was going to eat the meat anyway I mean. I do think we are very capable of surviving without meat, but if some still chose to eat meat, then it should be done with the consideration of the life of the animal. I don’t think we should try and stop people from eating meat, or animal products, but just showing them the alternatives and perhaps suggesting a smaller consumption of meat and animal products, and if they do still want to eat meat etc, then to be selective as to where they source the meat.