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Ted Danson Adopts a Vegan Diet

Ted Danson Adopts a Vegan Diet

Can you claim to be an environmentalist and still consume animal products? Seems like Ted Danson finally got the memo! The actor and passionate supporter of environmental causes seems to have become the latest celebrity to embrace a plant-based diet.

According to a report on ContactMusic.com, the former Cheers star has been vegan for the past six or so months in an effort to boost his energy to film his show “Crime Scene Investigation (CSI).”

The actor said, “I’ve found that eating vegan the last five or six months has really given me energy, I feel good and I look fabulous.”

Back in March 2011, Ted Danson admitted  to Greg Dalton at the Climate One Conference that he had experimented with a variety of foodie labels, but was then a vegetarian who eats fish (i.e. a pescetarian).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exc5ok9Zmfk

Let’s hope the health benefits he’s experiencing this time around help  him stick with this diet that’s also great for the planet and animals!

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5 comments on “Ted Danson Adopts a Vegan Diet”

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6 Years Ago

I used to be on the vegan end of the scale but rctenely i've been eating more meat… yet I think I'd like to experiment with veganism!

6 Years Ago

i don't care why some1 becomes vegan. the fact that they took the leap is what matters. they realize it is the healthy thing, moral thing, considerate thing, whatever. doing good is still doing good. because he is doing good for himself, means other good things for our planet. it doesn't hurt that vegan things these days are just so gosh darn yummy. i've been vegan for almost 10 yrs. vegetarian over 15yrs, the vegan food gets better & better. & easier to find :) makes me like ted danson a little bit more than i did before.

6 Years Ago

I think any time a person takes steps to improve their health that it's a good thing. Taking responsibility for your health is no small task. Making that reason for veganism mean less than doing it for "the world" is silly and a bit elitist. Like saying " my veganism is better than yours because I'm doing it for the animals." phooey! Results are the same, better planet, better health. The militant vegans want everyone to be vegan but only approve if it's done based on principal not for bettering ones health. Lame.

seymour Eliot
05 Feb 2012

According to your logic, we should campaign against street violence because it causes littering. Results are the same. Veganism simply isn't veganism if it's not "recognizing the moral personhood of nonhuman animals". Don't change the meaning of words to fit your vision, eating plant-based because it's environmentally responsible doesn't make you a vegan, you may still go to the zoo. That's why eating plant-based (ie "veganism for health" "veganism for the environment") isn't enough (and isn't veganism); because veganism isn't only about a person's diet; because nonhuman animals aren't only used for food, they're used for a plethora of things, and saying you're a vegan when all you changed is your diet means you approve of other forms of animal use morally, socially and economically. Which means you're not a vegan. It's not that hard to understand.

6 Years Ago

it's great that he's become vegan but I can't help feel a little dubious when people only do it for their own health benefits - I guess it's better than them continuing to eat meat but it just makes it seem like another fashionable diet choice that they'll only stick to until the next big thing comes along instead of an ethical decision based on the inherent cruelty of the meat, egg and dairy industries.


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