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Bill Clinton’s Vegan Lifestyle a Tasty Experience

Heart issues forced his hand, but now Clinton says he's living the good life


NewLettersThe man who once gave McDonald’s (MCD) a huge PR boost is completely off meats, fish and cheeses — and says being healthy can still be tasty.

In the latest issue of AARP, former President Bill Clinton, 66, talks about how heart disease and the rigors of age forced him to reconsider his health and lifestyle. In 2010, after he had emergency surgery from complications from his earlier quadruple-bypass, he decided to change his eating habits.

He’s now a vegan, and that eating regime helped him lose 30 pounds.

Of course, having your own personal chef has its perks, which AARP notes in mouth-watering detail. A sample of some Clinton favorites:

“… roasted cauliflower and cherry tomatoes, spiced and herbed quinoa with green onions, shredded red beets in vinaigrette, garlicky hummus with raw vegetable batons, Asian-inspired snow pea salad, an assortment of fresh roasted nuts, plates of sliced melon and strawberries, and rich, toothsome gigante beans tossed with onions in extra-virgin olive oil.”

Check out the recipes here.

Despite living the healthy life, Clinton says he still does eat white bread, however.

This is Bill Clinton after all — a man famous for giving in to temptation every now and then.

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