Bear Grylls used to advertise being vegan but now says she’s ’embarrassed’ to ‘stay away’ from vegetables


Bear Grylls attends the world premiere of the movie 'The Explorer' at BFI Southbank in London, UK on 4th July 2022.

Bear Grylls attends the world premiere of ‘The Explorer’ at BFI Southbank in London, UK on July 4, 2022.John Phillips/WireImage

  • Renowned survivalist Bear Grylls has called her vegan past “embarrassing”.

  • Grylls told the PA that she now follows a meat-heavy diet and currently “stays away” from vegetables.

  • He made unsubstantiated claims that eating meat and organs was a “major change” for his health.

Former vegan-turned-meat lover Bear Grylls said she was “embarrassed” for promoting a plant-based diet.

In a recent interview from Pennsylvania, the celebrity survivalist and “Into the Wild” star claimed that a diet of carnivores had worked wonders for his health and well-being. . The Telegraph reported. Ms Grylls, 48, also said she looked back on the shameful past of speaking out about the benefits of veganism to the planet and to personal health.

“I was vegan many years ago. I actually wrote a vegan cookbook. I was promoting it, so I’m a little embarrassed,” he said. His 2015 cookbook from Grillz, “Fuel of Life” We shared over 70 recipes that are dairy, wheat and sugar free.

“I thought it was good for the environment, and I thought it was good for my health. I realized that,” he added.

Later in the interview, Mr. Grylls said he is now a proponent of what he calls “the ancestral way of life.”

“I found a countercultural way of life, embracing red meat and organs—whole foods that our thousands of ancestors ate for hundreds of thousands of years,” he said. rice field. “I’ve been listening to my body more, listening to nature. And I don’t miss vegetables at all. I try to stay away from vegetables, but this I have never felt stronger, my skin has never felt better, my gut has never felt better.”

Disadvantages of the carnivore diet

Without citing evidence, Grills argued that plant-based diets were “bad” for the environment and health, and preferred to adopt a carnivore diet instead.

as an insider Alana Akhtar previously reportedthe carnivore diet has become increasingly popular in recent years, with social media celebrities such as Joe Rogan touting its benefits through often unsubstantiated claims.

animal meat, good source of protein and can provide essential nutrients, too much In fact, it can cause health problems such as gastrointestinal problems, dehydration, and light-headedness. It can also cause more harmful problems. Dietitian Kate Patton said: Cleveland Cliniccarnivore diets can be dangerous for people with pre-existing health conditions.

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Bear Grylls during the production of the Prairie episode of National Geographic’s “Hostile Planet.”National Geographic/Jean du Toit

“If you have chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a history of stroke or other cardiovascular disease, you should definitely not try this diet,” says Patton. “Even if you have digestive problems, this diet is high in proteins and fats that take longer to digest and can make your symptoms worse.”

On the other hand, eating vegetables has the following benefits: reduce the risk It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, improve sleep, mental health and digestion.

A study published in 2021 by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that fruits and vegetables For example, those who ate two servings of fruits and vegetables a day had a lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.

not only that, Also shown in research A widespread plant-based social transition could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have a large positive impact on the environment.

A representative for Bear Grylls did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.

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