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“The bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’d been eating a mostly plant-based diet for the past five years and it significantly lowered his cholesterol.
Schwarzenegger said in a recent edition of his email newsletter that about 80% of what he ate was vegan. He said he made an occasional exception for steak or Austrian wiener schnitzel — leaving room for treats in your diet can help avoid restriction and help you stick to a diet long term, experts previously told Insider.
The seven-time Mr. Olympia has been outspoken about the benefits of a vegan diet for health, inspiring a generation of vegan bodybuilders to build muscle on plant-based diets.
He said it had helped him feel “healthier and younger overall” and aided in reducing his levels of LDL cholesterol, a type of cholesterol sometimes called “bad” cholesterol because it’s linked to higher risk of heart disease…”
View the whole story here: https://www.insider.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-vegan-diet-doctor-said-bad-cholesterol-lowered-2022-2