Bill Clinton, Plant-Eater

"I went on essentially a plant-based diet. I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit." Former President Bill Clinton on the foodie details and health impact of his newfound whole-foods, low-starch, mostly vegan diet.

Sounds basically like what Joi Ito and our own Cory Doctorow have blogged about previously (both also noting positive personal impact). Full disclosure here: I made a similar switch earlier this year, as an experiment, and have had a similarly positive experience. I've also been working with a very skeptical MD to do blood tests and other measurements, to test the theory: so far everything checks out far better than either of us expected.

Read the whole transcript. I dig his empirical, pragmatic, "self-experimentation" approach.

(Photo by Xeni Jardin.)