Mike Tyson Loves Being Vegan: It's Changed His Life

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Mike Tyson attends the 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic

It was undoubtedly a big surprise when Mike Tyson announced he was going vegan. I mean when I was younger I watched on TV as he bit his opponent's ear off. But it seems in fact that the diet stuck. Today Iron Mike claims to be happier and saner than ever thanks to his diet.In an interview with Greta Van Susteren reported on MindBodyGreen, Mike Tyson, who lost 130 pounds on the diet, spoke of how veganism has changed the way he thinks and the way he feels. That's why he's stuck with it.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

VAN SUSTEREN: How long have you been a vegan?

TYSON: Two years.

VAN SUSTEREN: Notice any difference?

TYSON: Every now and then, sometimes I forget to eat sometime. Every now and then I get aches but I feel awesome.

VAN SUSTEREN: People say they don't have arthritis problems many

TYSON: I feel awesome.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mentally feeling different as vegan?

TYSON: Incredible. I wish I was born this way. When you find out about the processed stuff you have been eating. I wonder why I was crazy all those years.

Vegan Diets Sweep the Main Stream
More and more people like Tyson are singing the praises of a vegan diet and with good reason. It seems only yesterday that those who chose to embark on a vegan diet found themselves on the periphery of society. Today, thanks to celebrity converts and more restaurant and food choices, the diet is a completely realistic way of living and that's a good thing for the planet as well considering that it takes up to 16 pounds of soybeans and grains to produce 1 pound of beef and 3 to 6 pounds to produce 1 pound of turkey and egg. Eating grains directly makes a huge difference.

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