Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Celebrities Making The Switch

U.S actress Ginnifer Goodwin, star of ‘He’s Just Not That Into You,’ and tv show Big Love, is one of many celebrities making the switch to the loving vegan diet. Goodwin, who made the switch to vegan about a year and a half ago, said on Late Nights with Conan O’Brien that she is “on a vegan high!”

Beautiful Miss Goodwin explained that the switch began with an epiphany one day while preparing her morning coffee: "We were filming the road trip episode of this season's Big Love and we were staying in a hotel. I was doing a lot--and I mean a lot—of yoga at the time, and I've heard it's not uncommon for something like this to happen when you are in a stage like that," she explains. "Anyway, I was having my morning coffee, and I was pouring milk into it, and all I can say is that I suddenly realized what it was that I was pouring into my coffee. 

I was so disgusted, because I had never actually stopped to think about what milk is. And dairy had always been my favorite food group! I thought, 'Surely this feeling will pass,' but at lunchtime I was still disgusted. Over the next few days, I started really thinking about what I was eating."

Now there is nothing she wants to eat less than a piece of cheese or a burger.  “I have nightmares I’m being force-fed these things,” she said.
Being very health conscious, Goodwin began researching nutrition and how animals are treated.  “I started reading and learned that we don't need any of it—meat, dairy products. We get everything we need without those things—except maybe B12, but there's this whole controversy that maybe we're only getting B12 because the animals are being fed B12 supplements.

And I read about what actually occurs in the factory farming; I found out what it is that diary cows go through and what horrible lives these animals lead. I actually broke down—there was a day of sobbing upon realizing what I had been supporting. And I thought, well, if I don't need animals to be healthy in my diet, then why would I take their lives away or support an industry that puts them in situations that might not be the most, uh, happy-making."
Goodwin is joined by other celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and of course the very charismatic Mr. Bill Clinton.
Be Love – Be Peace – Be Vegan. 

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