[Washington Post - opinion]
Though former president Bill Clinton isn't technically a vegan, his embrace last year of a 'plant-based' diet with 'no meat' and 'no dairy' -- and his accompanying 24-pound weight loss -- made headlines for a small but growing movement. After all, only 3.2 percent of Americans are vegetarian, and just .5 percent fly the vegan flag, eschewing all animal products and byproducts in their kitchens and closets.
But is veganism healthy? Emasculating? Difficult? Let's get the skinny on this unusual lifestyle.