Natalie - No Longer a Vegan
Back in February, it was big news that Academy Award winner Natalie Portman was a vegan – not just a vegetarian, but a person who believed that no products coming from animals should be included in a human diet. This included eggs, dairy, honey – and clothing like fur, wool and silk.
To this end, Natalie Portman had created a line of shoes using vegan materials (see A is for Animal Rights – Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman’s Vegan Shoe Line).
Now Natalie is pregnant and now she is no longer a vegan. She claims that the change is due to her pregnant craving for sweets, but I believe her body was really craving what is necessary to have a naturally healthy baby.
It is possible to be a vegetarian during pregnancy, but veganism is so restrictive it can compromise a baby’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recommends during pregnancy, a woman consume six to 11 servings of grain products, three to five servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruits, four to six servings of milk and milk products, and three to four servings of meat and protein foods every day.
Natalie Portman is not only a wonderful actress, but a smart and naturally beautiful woman who will make a wonderful mother!
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Animal Rights got a big leg up last night at the Academy Awards as Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her role in Black Swan.
Natalie not only looks beautiful, acts fabulously, and eats no meat – she also produces a line of shoes made without leather or other animal products. Natalie is a vegan.
The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and was defined as follows: Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.
A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits and the nearly infinite number of foods made by combining them.
Veganism is more of a political statement as it excludes any anything that is of animal origin. Vegans will not use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. A person can become a vegan because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, for environmental factors, or for better health.
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