Denzel Washington Goes Veg for Health Reasons

The Hollywood star attempts to give up meat to bolster his physical well-being.


Denzel Washington has become the latest celebrity to endorse a meatless diet, following in the foot steps of politicians such as former president Bill Clinton, actresses Mayim Bialik and Emily Deschanel, and musicians such as Travis Barker. Washington’s impetus for going veg came during his recent tenure on Broadway in the play Fences when he realized he needed to eat a healthier. “When I did the play … it just kind of woke me up to this idea of getting back to the basics in every way, and I made a commitment to just work harder and eat good,” Washington told WENN.

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