Jada Pinkett And Will Smith Stage “Intervention” For Son’s Vegan Diet
On a recent episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, she and husband Will Smith discuss what they believe was a downturn in their son Jaden Smith’s health during his brief stint on a plant-based diet.
“Will and I had a bit of an intervention with Jaden because he’s a vegan now, but we realized he wasn’t getting enough protein,” Pinkett Smith said.
“So he was wasting away. He just looked drained, he was just depleted. He wasn’t getting the nutrients.”
Will Smith added that he believed that the vegan diet had caused his son to get dark circles under his eyes, and made his skin take on a grey tone.
Jaden himself said that it wasn’t necessarily the diet that caused his state, but rather his tendency to skip meals and to not eat enough during the day. He told the audience that he had trouble scheduling time to eat. He went on to explain that he now follows a vegetarian diet, and has been for a year, but tries to eat plant-based on occasion.
Food Issues Or Vegan Peril?
While the celebrity duo were quick to point to their son’s plant-based regime as the cause of his perceived ill health, Pinkett Smith also admitted to the audience that she felt that her whole family has had trouble with food, often prioritizing appearance over health, and that her family is now working with nutritionists to help them establish healthy eating habits.
Plant-based eating is not only condoned but endorsed — for eaters young and old — by a number of established, highly trained medical professionals. The leading names in plant-based nutrition include the likes of Dr Brooke Golder, Dr Angie Sadeghi, Dr Michael Greger, Dr John McDougall, and Dr Caldwell Esselstyn.
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