Bill Clinton wasn’t known for his healthy eating habits when he was living in the White House. But now, the former president who struggled with heart disease is one of the best examples of how changing your diet can improve your health and prolong your life.
Clinton recently spoke to AARP the magazine about his decision to switch to a plant based diet. He said, “I just decided that I was the high-risk person, and I didn’t want to fool with this anymore. And I wanted to live to be a grandfather. So I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival.”
That’s when Clinton cut out the meat and dairy, instead opting for whole grains, lots of veggies and legumes. For a while, he was still eating some fish, but told the interviewer that he has now cut those out as well. He said, “I’ve lost more than 20 pounds so far, aiming for about 30 before Chelsea’s wedding. And I have so much more energy now! I feel great.”
The most difficult food for him to cut out? Yogurt and hard cheese. But, Clinton said about finally being able to kick the dairy habit, “I love that stuff, but it really made a big difference when I did it.”
Clinton has undoubtedly inspired countless people through his journey from heart disease to plant based diet. He knows the secret and is happy to share it with the world.
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