Former President Bill Clinton, who is renowned for his charisma and
eloquence, has worked to shed light on numerous global issues through
his humanitarian efforts and his many public speaking engagements.
Recently, he has taken time out of his busy schedule to promote vegan
eating. Thanks to his new plant-based diet, he's shed some pounds,
decreased his risk of future heart problems, and spared the lives of
Because he uses his influence to promote the benefits
of following a vegan diet, PETA is pleased to name Bill Clinton its 2010
Person of the Year.
Studies have proved that
vegetarians and vegans live, on average, six to 10 years longer than
meat-eaters. One reason why President Clinton took a step toward going
vegan is that he wanted to make sure that he would be around to enjoy
his future grandchildren now that his daughter, Chelsea, is married.
Since then, Clinton says that his metabolism has improved, and he now
weighs as much as he did in high school—so he's definitely on the right
track. "I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit," he said. "I drink
a protein supplement every morning. No dairy."
By choosing a plant-based
diet, President Clinton has spared the lives of nearly 200 animals a
year and reduced his risk of cancer, strokes, and other diseases. Of
course, the reasons for going vegan don't end there. The meat
industry also contributes to world hunger, exploits workers, and
devastates the environment.
Because he uses his
influence to promote the benefits of following a vegan diet, PETA is
pleased to name Bill Clinton its 2010 Person of the Year.