In February, Lea Michele revealed that she was a vegan, but in her recent interview with Asos magazine, the Glee star says that she's actually a macrobiotic vegan, who is reintroducing fish into her diet. The interview also reveals that she regularly injects herself with the vitamin B12.
"I'm all about health," Lea says. But what exactly is involved with the macrobiotic vegan lifestyle? The diet regimen incorporates plenty of grains, vegetables and beans, while avoiding high-processed foods. People can interpret the lifestyle differently, and factors like geographical region and social circumstances can affect the kinds of food macrobiotic vegans eat.
Vitamin B12 is not naturally found in plant-based foods -- it primarily comes from meat, poultry, eggs and milk -- which is why Lea takes injected doses of the vitamin. Even though a vegan diet is known to not include any animal foods, the macrobiotic vegan regimen does make allowances for fish 2-3 times per week. This is why the reintroduction of fish into Lea's diet still follows her original principles.
Lea has also been a vocal supporter of Peta, opposing fur garments and other acts of animal cruelty. What do you think of the Glee star's lifestyle choice? Have you tried going vegan or vegetarian? Or are you a big proponent for meat? Do you feel strongly one way or the other about the diet you've chosen?
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