Angelina Jolie is best known for her fierce action movies, her scandalous affair and marriage to Brad Pitt, her many children adopted from around the world and her charitable generosity. Now, she will be known for one more thing: being a fan of beef. Jolie tells Fabiana Santana with Ugo Entertainment that her vegan diet nearly killed her because of malnourishment, and although she is married to a strict vegetarian, she also makes sure her children have red meat in their diets.
Below is an excerpt from the article entitled, Angelina Jolie Says Being Vegan Nearly Killed Her.
Angelina Jolie says that her extreme vegan diet nearly killed her. She gave up eating red meat in an effort to be healthier, but said that it actually resulted in malnourishment.
“I joke that a big juicy steak is my beauty secret. But seriously, I love red meat. I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition."
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Although I doubt she will be the next celebrity spokesperson featured in a beef checkoff ad, it's great to know that one of the most well-recognized Hollywood superstars admits that red meat is a part of a well-balanced and healthy diet. I also feel good knowing that she realizes the importance of animal protein for cognitive development in children.
Be sure to enjoy beef this Labor Day weekend! What are your plans for the holiday weekend? I will be spending the rest of the week at the South Dakota State Fair; I hope to see some of you there!