In a recent interview with Men's Fitness Liam Hemsworth stated:
“After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals I couldn’t continue to eat meat.
I’ve found that since adopting a vegan diet, I’ve never felt better; mentally and physically. I feel like it’s also had a domino effect of the rest of my life.”
Woody Harrelson, an actor and longtime vegan was cited helping Hemsworth discover the ethical lifestyle:
"My Hunger Games co-star, Woody Harrelson, was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he’s been vegan for, I don’t know, 30 years or something. So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan lifestyle."
Like Liam Hemsworth more and more people are discovering the superior health benefits of the vegan diet.
According to Patty Johnson, global food analyst at Mintel: "Health trends motivating consumers to cut fat and cholesterol intake are by far the most dominant factors affecting the red meat market." And Professor Robert Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, told NPR that his research agrees with this conclusion: “Health concerns still remain the No. 1 reason people might consider cutting back on meat."
Besides the desire to look and feel better, non-vegetarian consumers also cite the rising costs of beef and the environmental benefits as reasons for reducing their meat consumption.
The results of lots of people eating a little less meat are staggering. The world is indeed shifting, and for the better. Whether people are choosing whole plant foods or meat substitutes over animal products, the overall trend is less animal slaughter and healthier people.
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