Former President Bill Clinton may be the world’s most famous vegan according to his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and the plant-based lifestyle has done more than just slim him down and make him look great.
After suffering from heart disease, the 67 year old underwent open heart surgery in 2010. The health scare led to a drastic lifestyle change. Clinton chose a plant-based diet to combat his ill health and lost 30 pounds in the process, adding years to his life and life to his years.
The former president’s heart is healthier than ever thanks to plant-strong living. Chelsea Clinton said about her father’s health status, “He went to the doctor recently, and his doctor told him that his heart today is much younger than it was even 10 years ago.”
The former president has stayed dedicated to his health since his switch to veganism and wants to help others do the same. His daughter said, “He walks four times a week diligently wherever he is in the world. And he’s so determined to be an advocate for other men and men in particular to go to the doctors, as he did when he started to not feel well. And then to make the necessary changes in their life so hopefully they can live a long time.”
Healthier hearts and slimmer waists are both great perks of the vegan lifestyle, but let’s not forget all of the needless suffering and negative environmental impacts that are avoided too. We’re thrilled for the former president, and happy he has put such a professional face on veganism.
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