March 13, 2012 - The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics'
National Nutrition Month was established with the intent to raise
awareness, through the month of March, of proper nutrition. One
lifestyle choice growing in popularity among Americans is
veganism -- a
plant-based diet void of any animal products.
Former President Bill Clinton famously switched to a 'plant-based
diet' to slim down for his daughter Chelsea's wedding in 2010.
of Forbes Magazine Rich Karlgaard has publicly written about
Defending boxing champion Manny Pacquiao squares off with Timothy 'The
Vegan' Bradley Jr. this June, adding to a growing list of vegan
professional athletes like mixed martial arts fighters Mac Danzig and
Vegan Ellen DeGeneres has a blog on her show's Web site called 'Going
Vegan with Ellen.' Actress Alicia Silverstone has a new vegan cookbook
called 'The Kind Diet' that has become a New York Times Bestseller.
And the list goes on.