Have you tried going vegan?

Health fads are all the rage. No carbs, high carbs, no eating after 7pm are just a few examples of current attempts at eating healthier which have gained popularity recently. If you want to live many years and retire into a retirement living community, there is no shortage of advice telling you what to eat.

According to a recent article on AARP.org, there is now a move by many people to cut back on the amount of red meat they consume, in attempt to prevent heart disease and lower their cholesterol.

The article mentions former U.S. president Bill Clinton, who has a family history of heart disease and had emergency open heart surgery in 2004, realized he needed to change his lifestyle in order to live healthier.

“I essentially concluded that I had played Russian roulette,” Clinton told a news reporter after the surgery, according to the news source. It explained that Clinton later gave up all red meat, and became – not just a vegetarian – but a vegan, who doesn’t eat any animal products at all, not just meat.

The media outlet gives some suggestions for eating healthier, including “Meatless Mondays,” trying eating vegan part of the day, and watching your portions.