Vegans: The Greatest Threat to a Nutritionist’s Paycheck
August 25, 2011 11 Comments
My admiration for Bill Clinton continues to grow as I watch him publicize the benefits of veganism. But how sad it is to read the following comments in USA Today’s recent article on the vegan ex-president:
Gina Lundberg, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, says a vegan diet is wonderful if people can follow it. “But it’s so limited in variety and taste that people get sick of it, and they don’t stick to it.”
[Marion] Nestle says that the vegan diet “is probably good for President Clinton, but whether it is good for everybody is a subject of much debate.” ”Whatever they (vegans) do personally is fine, but I don’t want them telling me that if I eat a little meat, there is something wrong with my diet. I think animal foods can have a place in a healthful diet.”
It baffles. Well, it more than baffles. I mean, here we have the spokesperson for an organization dedicated to improving heart health, and one of the world’s most outspoken nutritionists (Nestle), basically throwing stones at a way of eating that would make their jobs obsolete.
Oh, wait, suddenly it’s all making sense . . .