miketyson
by Amanda Just
Categories: Eats, Vegan
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Heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, went vegetarian and then vegan in an effort to be healthier and happier. It seemed to be going really well: he lost about 100 pounds and many of his health ailments cleared up. However, he recently told FOX 411 that he “should” be vegan, but he is no longer.

“I was a vegan for four years but not anymore. I eat chicken every now and then. I should be a vegan,” Tyson said in the interview. When asked if he ate red meat, the boxer replied, “None at all, no way! I would be very sick if I ate red meat. That’s probably why I was so crazy before.”

Tyson was originally motivated to try a plant-based diet when his now-wife tried it, and after watching the health documentary, “Forks Over Knives.” With all the health benefits he gained from ditching animal products, one can’t help but wonder: What happened?!

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About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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