Natalie Portman on why she gave up being a vegan for pregnancy Natalie Portman has been pretty vocal about being a vegan, but it is one thing she ended up giving up while she is pregnant.

The actress revealed on the Q100 Bert Show in Atlanta that she is currently just a vegetarian, states Portman made the decision because her body felt like it wanted eggs and dairy.

“If you’re not eating eggs, then you can’t have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that’s all you want to eat,” Portman revealed about her cravings, adding that she grew out of wanting eggs after the beginning of her pregnancy.

Do you think it was a good idea for Natalie Portman to go vegetarian instead of vegan?

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One Comment

  • April 11, 2011 | Permalink |

    Delicious cookies and cakes can be made without eggs. Yes, it’s difficult to find them in “regular bakeries” but sweet desserts aren’t that healthy when you’re pregnant anyway. Obviously Natalie is just giving in to her taste cravings, which isn’t wise. Meat and dairy are unhealthy any way you cut it.

    Dr. Frank Oski, former director of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University said, “There is no reason to drink cow’s milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, it was not designed for humans, and we should all stop drinking it today, this afternoon.”

    Dr. Spock agreed, saying, “[T]here was a time when cow’s milk was considered very desirable. But research, along with clinical experience, has forced doctors and nutritionists to rethink this recommendation.”

    The fact that there are entire cultures representing millions of people who have lived and thrived for centuries without meat and dairy is enough evidence that even pregnant humans do not “need” it to survive and thrive. In fact, the evidence weighs heavily in the other direction, i.e., the hazards of a meat and dairy diet and the benefits of a vegan diet are well known even for pregnant women and babies.

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