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Samuel L. Jackson inspired to go vegan by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Actor reveals that he spent time with the acclaimed surgeon and plant-based diet guru before deciding to ditch all animal products.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Readers will likely be familiar with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn as one of the stars of the documentary "Forks Over Knives
," which influenced many in Hollywood to give plant-based diets a shot. Esselstyn, a cardiology surgeon, has been a leading figure in promoting plant-based diets as a means to address chronic diseases instead of medication. His 2007 book "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
" was cited by former President Bill Clinton as influential in his decision to embrace a plant-based diet
Jackson's consultations with Dr. Esselstyn have certainly paid off, with the 65-year-old drawing attention during his media tour for "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier" with his svelte new frame; a loss of over 40 pounds.
"I feel great. I have a lot more energy than I used to have," he added to Ecorazzi. "I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. I think my circulation has gotten better.”
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