woody harrelson
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegan
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Vegan and raw food lover Woody Harrelson isn’t tempted by dairy filled ice-cream, cheesy lasagna or beef bourguignon. In fact, the actor barely even glances at dishes that aren’t vegan. But he does have one weakness. And that’s for cooked food.

Harrelson told Nola, the New Orleans based website, “I don’t get tempted outside of veganism, but my big temptation has to do with cooked food. It is hard sometimes, because you see stuff that you really want to start getting into. The thing is, whereas I’m very strict in the vegan thing — and I don’t even really think about eating outside of that — I am not as strict on the raw. Like, I’ll let myself have cooked food. In other words, its not a temptation I don’t even think about. It’s a possibility. But I know my body definitely runs better when it’s getting a lot of enzymes, which only comes from raw food.”

The great thing about being tempted by cooked foods is the only downside is that the actor’s body won’t run quite as smoothly. The fact that he stays true to his veganism means that he’s actually saving lives. We’d say one weakness is certainly better than the other.

Plus, have you seen the fit fifty-one year old actor lately? His all vegan and mostly raw food diet is keeping him young and gorgeous.

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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