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Beyonce and Jay-Z on Vegan Diet?

Beyonce and Jay-Z on Vegan Diet?

Us Weekly reported Jay-Z had joined in eating vegan food to be supportive of his wife Beyonce’s pregnancy. They are not fully vegan though, but there wasn’t much information about what foods they consume that would violate the definition of being vegan. There doesn’t seem to be much specific information out there about their diet, but once source speculated they cut out most dairy and meat products. She has been quoted as having an obsession with ketchup:

‘I don’t know if you’d call it weird, but I’m having ketchup with everything. I mean, I liked it before I was pregnant, but I now literally won’t eat anything without it.” (Source: Daily Mail) It isn’t clear what prompted Beyonce and Jay-Z to follow a partially vegan diet. Since she wears fur, and did have it in her clothing line for a number of years it doesn’t seem that likely it is from a regard for animals, or the environment. The remaining potential reason is health; since vegan food is a much smaller subset of all the foods available, by choosing veganism or mainly so, one would be eliminating almost all fast food, for example.

Whatever the reasons, two studies have found livestock  agriculture is a major contributor to climate change. A 2006 study found eighteen percent of climate change emissions came from livestock. Similar research conducted later found that number could actually be fifty-one percent.

Actress Alicia Silverstone has information about being a vegan during pregnancy on her site. She has been meatless for years, and gave birth within the year. Natalie Portman was vegan before becoming pregnant but loosened her strict diet to include dairy products and eggs during pregnancy.

 

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11:57AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Let them eat cake!!

Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.

8:40AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Another article where "they are vegan but not fully vegan"... there is no half way point to meet to be called vegan, you either are or you aren't. I read another article just last week that said that she followed the vegan diet but only for one meal... like I said there is no half way point to meet to be called vegan, you either are or you aren't.

It does sound plant based but not vegan, no matter which article you find and read.

8:27AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Organic, non-GMO plants are the most nutrient-dense foods available to us. The trick is the non-GMO part.

Four months ago, I went from being a vegetarian to being a gluten-free vegan, and health issues I had experienced since childhood left me. The results have been so dramatic that I wrote a vegan & gluten-free cookbook. Readers report lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, extra pounds loss, increased stamina, better moods and a greater ability to focus.

If you eat meat purchased from the average grocery store, besides a host of other atrocities found in it, you are consuming GMOs, since over 90% of livestock feed (in the form of corn) is GMO. And that’s when they are fed “well.” They are also fed horribly – in growing numbers. Over 90% of soy and wheat are also GMO, so beware of that, and also avoid inorganic summer squash and tomatoes. Many "grass-fed" claims are also false.

I urge everyone who hasn't to research veganism fully. (Laura D., some of the info you've read is way off. Keep exploring!) Very few MDs are in the know about our present food supply, and sadly, they receive little nutritional training to begin with. It's up to the consumer to learn what to consume. Veganism may benefit you greatly, not to mention the obvious benefit to animals and environment.

2:09AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thanks.

12:44AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Good for them:)

2:47PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

got cut off.....rice is one of the worst. The problem with blaming cows or plants is that these are normal methane producers. It takes away from the fact that fossil fuels are the real culprit and is what is killing the planet.

2:37PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

I see a lot of comments about paid trolls from big ag. Well, one thing to consider is that big ag includes plants. Big ag also makes more money growing plants than it does raising animals. Much more. Which would lead me to believe that it is the Vegan that big ag would be pushing, not animals. I am not a troll. I am an environmentalist. I was a vegetarian for many years. My health just got worse and worse. About 15 years ago I really started studying diet. I learned that we have been lied to. That big ag wants us to buy more plants.
That fat is good and cholesterol in not the bad thing we are told. Carbs move one toward diabeties. Grains and legumes are not so good for you. The plants we eat today are nothing like what even our grandmother ate. They have been breed to be sweeter. So we will eat more of them. I also learned about the cycle of life. That not just animals die, but entire ecosystem when we clear land for soy and other crops. I also learned that eating meat is important for all of us. It may not effect us if we don't, but it will affect our kids and our grandkids. There is no way I can put in a post everything I have learned over the years. If you are actually interested in learning about this read the book The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith. It is short and sweet and will give you a good start at learning what I know. BTW, I read all books on diet, paleo, vegan, whatever. Oh and as far as methane goes....plants produce it as well, Ric

8:39AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Whatever if she is vegan or not, during her pregnancy or not, SHE USES FUR! Disgusting.

1:11PM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

NO ANNE... IT WAS WHAT IS KNOWN OF AS A FILLER. SIMPLY BECAUSE THE AUTHOR HAD NOTHING SIGNIFICANT NOR OF IMPORTANCE TO WRITE ABOUT! AS I ABSOLUTELY COULDN'T CARE LESS WHETHER THEY EAT STRAW OUT OF MARTHA STEWART'S BARN EVERY NIGHT!

11:23AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

going mainstream

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I agree with others on the fungus - there is nothing gross about honey mushrooms, they are beautiful…

"manly"? Even the bitches?

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