In the latest issue of “Men’s Journal,” Oscar-winning director James Cameron pens an article detailing his decision to embrace a vegan diet four years ago, and why he has maintained the lifestyle.
The number one reason why Cameron made the switch? Climate change. But, as he soon discovered, a vegan lifestyle brought so many other positives into his life.
“The great thing about this as a solution for climate change — one of a number of solutions that we need — is that it’s a win-win,” he writes. “You’re going to be healthier, you’re going to live longer, you’re going to look better. You’re going to have fewer zits. You’re going to be slimmer. You’re going to radiate health. You’re going to have a better sex drive. That’s what shifting away from meat and dairy does.”
Cameron also mentions “The Blue Zones Solution,” five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. where researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world because their diet consists of mainly plants and beans.
“You have people from separate cultures who aren’t related to each other in any way, but what they all have in common is they eat very little meat and they eat diets high in plants,” Cameron says. “…So there’s a whole constellation of things that make you a centenarian in these blue zones, but the one resounding common element is they eat mostly plants, and I took this to heart three and a half years ago and went 100 percent plant-based.”
Additionally, the director offers up tips on how to transition into a vegan diet. His preferred way is to go “cold turkey,” but he does mention that slowly consuming less meat is another option, too.
Even though Cameron has discussed his vegan lifestyle before, it’s fascinating to read an article that’s written first-hand by the man himself.
To read the entire article, click over to Men’s Journal.