Comedian and TV host Steve Harvey recently revealed that following a vegan diet improved his health tremendously after just a short period of time.
In a recent episode of his Steve TV show, Harvey spoke to Marco Borges, the writer of the new vegan book The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World and trainer for celebrities such as Beyoncé, Shakira, and J-Lo.
Last year, Borges, who was described by Beyoncé and Jay-Z as a “food guru,” created 22 Days Nutrition — a 22-day vegan meal planner that helps people to easily transition to a plant-based diet.
This year, Borges once again worked with the power couple to launch a new plant-based movement named “The Greenprint,” which is made up of 4 major tools: a digital tool, a book, a documentary, and a clinical trial.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are not vegan as they still consume meat on a daily basis. However, they admit that a plant-based diet is good not only for the health but also for the environment.
Harvey revealed that he has been following the Greenprint vegan plan and shared how it changed his health for the better, saying: “Let me tell you something. I’ve been doing this since January 4, I got to tell you, I do feel a lot better.”
“I do feel a lot better. I kid you not…I have the cholesterol levels of an infant. My cholesterol numbers are lower than my cardiologist’s cholesterol numbers. You can eat your way healthy. You are what you eat.”
Borges agreed, adding that we either fuel disease of feed health every time we eat.
“First and foremost, a plant-based diet is full of fiber, which helps to lower bad cholesterol, helps lower blood pressure, helps to lower your risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer,” he said.
“It’s the only diet in the world that has been clinically proven to not just prevent, but also arrest and reverse heart disease. No other diet in the world can say that.”
He stated that it’s now easier to choose plant-based food and suggested that people can start by switching a meal a day with a healthy, plant-based one.
“We are not at the mercy of our genes…Disease is not what’s hereditary – it’s the habits that are hereditary. Change your habits and you change your destiny,” Borges concluded.