比尔•克林顿声称喜欢做一名素食主义者,并认为素食将有利于美国

——蔬菜是否是一把开启美国健康革命的密匙?

卡洛琳·兰格(Caroline Lange)

2013.8.1

【编者导读】美国前总统克林顿纯素食3年,减重30磅。近日对媒体说自己属于高危人群,不愿再继续欺骗自己了,所以选择改变饮食。在谈到儿童肥胖和美国健康保健问题时,他说对国家健康发展来说有必要改变饮食方式和对食物的选择。

比尔·克林顿展示如今他的全素饮食(图片来自网络)

关键词:比尔·克林顿 严格素食主义者 素食者 卫生保健 饮食革命 美国 美国退休人员协会(AARP)

美国前总统比尔·克林顿(Bill Clinton)在美国退休人员协会(AARP)的人物简介中讲述了他如何转变成为一名素食主义者。众所周知,克林顿在担任总统期间是一位麦当劳的狂热粉丝,然而如今他却选择改变饮食模式而转向藜麦(即素食)——放弃了所有肉类、鱼类以及乳制品。

据AARP称,2004年,克林顿接受了心脏四重搭桥手术,之后他饱受了并发症的折磨,自2010年初开始,克林顿一直坚持素食或者几乎全素食。在主治医生的指导下,他试着改变日常饮食。

“我只是觉得我属于高危因素人群中的一员,我不想再欺骗愚弄自己了。我期望活到能当上爷爷的时候。”克林顿对AARP说,“于是,我决定选择饮食,我想最大限度地把握住一切能够活得更长的机会。”改变饮食后的结果如何呢?克林顿减重30磅(编者注:13.6千克),并且继续保持。

克林顿投身于纯素饮食,特别是纯素饮食已经在自己身上引起了良性改变,他觉得以素食为主的饮食将有助于改善美国所面临的健康问题。克林顿的社会服务组织:克林顿基金致力于儿童肥胖症、美国健康保健这两项关键的大众关注问题,该基金声称,对于国家健康发展来说,有必要改变“我们对食物的选择和饮食方式”。

克林顿对AARP说:“为了你的健康和幸福,为了你的家庭,为了国家,你必须有意识地做出改变的决定。”

翻译:悠悠步行者

来源:The Daily Meal

http://www.thedailymeal.com/bill-clinton-loves-being-vegan-thinks-veganism-could-do-america-some-good

 

Bill Clinton Loves Being a Vegan, Thinks Veganism Could Do America Some Good

Are vegetables the key to an American health revolution?

 

Caroline Lange

Aug 01, 2013 11:59 AM

Keywords Bill Clinton, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthcare, Food Revolution, America, AARP

 

Former President Bill Clinton discussed in an AARP profile how he became a vegan. Clinton, who was known during his presidency as an avid lover of McDonald′s, shifted his dietary passion to quinoa — and has given up all meat, fish, and dairy.

Clinton has been adhering to a vegan or mostly vegan diet since the beginning of 2010, according to AARP, when he suffered complications from the quadruple-bypass heart surgery he had in 2004. Following his doctor′s instructions, he researched alternative diets.

“I just decided that I was the high-risk person, and I didn’t want to fool with this anymore. And I wanted to live to be a grandfather,” Clinton told AARP. “So I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival.” The result? Clinton has lost — and kept off — 30 pounds.

Clinton is dedicated to his vegan diet, especially in light of the positive change he′s felt himself, and feels that a vegetable-heavy diet could help Americans change the health problems they face. His public service organization, the Clinton Foundation, has focused on child obesity and Americans’ health and wellness as two crucial issues, and claims that reforms to “the way we consume food and what we consume” are necessary for the country′s well-being.

“You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being, and that of your family and your country,” he told AARP.