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Jada Pinkett And Will Smith Stage “Intervention” For Son’s Vegan Diet

by | September 24, 2019

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.

Jaden Smith's Vegan Diet Caused Concern Among Family
Jaden Smith now follows a vegetarian diet (Source: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com)

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.

Are your kids thriving on a plant-based diet? Let us know in the comments below.


2 Responses to “Jada Pinkett And Will Smith Stage “Intervention” For Son’s Vegan Diet”

  1. Bende
    September 25th, 2019 @ 1:03 am

    My daughter was born vegan and my son transitioned fully with his mother when he was 3, they’re not thriving they’re the healthiest of their peers and my son has a far physical and mental health to those in his class. My daughter, now 6 months, is even chubbier on compared to her peers on a plant based breast milk 😜

    So, ya, a quick excuse to blame a vegan diet,

  2. S Kaur
    September 28th, 2019 @ 6:10 am

    My family including a teen boy and 9 year old girl have been vegan for 9 months now and will never go back to eating animal products. I have reversed a 6 year long auto immune disease, my teen ( who used to have a fat belly) is very tall, trim around the middle and broad in physique compared to his peers (and my husband and I are not the tallest genetically!) and my daughter has also shot up. We eat healthier (lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, tons of vegetables) than we ever could have on eating dead animals and their secretions. There are many online vegan recipes websites to learn delicious new ways of eating. Human breast milk is good indication of how much protein we need. It is surprisingly low. Education about the “protein myth” is needed as it only serves the exploitative meat/dairy/egg industries.

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