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Jack LaLanne Said We Don’t Need Meat And Dairy

Written by Vegetarian Star on January 24th, 2011 in Food & Drink, Nutrition-Health-Fitness.

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne, a legendary fitness expert who followed a mostly plant-based diet during his lifetime, has died at the age of 96. LaLanne got interested in eating whole foods versus processed foods after hearing Dr. Paul Bragg, founder of the famous Bragg foods which include the soy sauce-like seasoning many vegetarians have come to love, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, speak.

During an interview, Lalanne talked in detail how meat and dairy were overrated in terms of nutrition.

Jack LaLanne: I use no milk of any kind. Anything that comes from a cow I don’t eat.

Share Guide: You aren’t eating nonfat yogurt with your fruit anymore?

Jack LaLanne: I may take one bite. Or a little skim milk once in a while is not going to hurt you. It isn’t what you do once in a while that’s a problem; it’s what you do all the time. Look at the average American diet: ice cream, butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat. People don’t realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day. High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating. Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut? Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up.

LaLanne followed a strict vegetarian diet for years, then returned to eating meat temporarily before finally becoming one of those vegetarians who “eat occasional fish.”

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