Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t been following a plant based diet for long but he’s singing the praises of his new lifestyle.
“I’ve been on a vegan diet since August and I’ve lost about 40 pounds,” said the 65-year-old actor in a recent interview.
Jackson has been on a media tour to promote his new movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” where many have noticed his slender physique. The weight loss, however, was just a bonus for the actor, who switched to a plant based diet for its health benefits.
“Just trying to live forever,” explained Jackson with his signature casual mien about his decision to go vegan. “Trying to finish out my Marvel deal.” Jackson has a nine movie deal with Marvel to play Colonel Nick Fury in the superhero franchise and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” marks his sixth reprisal of the role.
The actor is the latest to find out how beneficial a vegan diet can be in losing weight and living a healthy life. Former ‘American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard lost 100 pounds after going vegan, Robin Quivers credited the plant based meals to her overcoming cancer and former President of the United States Bill Clinton not only lost 30 pounds but noticed a significant improvement in his heart health issues.
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