Adventurer, Bear Grylls has shared what made him go from a vegan diet to eating mostly meat and dairy for every meal…
It might come as quite a shock to some, that Grylls would go from an entirely plant-based diet to being a heavy meat eater, but then again, it is Bear Grylls.
We’ve all seen him eat some pretty questionable things when he’s in survival mode, but for years he has sworn by an all-vegan diet, until recently when he shared it’s had a bad impact on his health, forcing him to take another look at what he eats.
Grylls opened up to GQ, explaining that he’s “super against nuts. And against grains, wheat, and vegetables. They affected my health negatively. I was a massive advocate of the vegan lifestyle for years, and wrote a book on it, but my health tanked on it.
“When I got COVID a couple of years ago, I doubled down on what I thought was healthy – raw juice, vegetables – and got mega-sore kidneys, almost kidney stones. The more research I’ve done, I’ve noticed raw vegetables are really not good for you,” he said.
Grylls revealed that after doing research on different diets, he found one that works for him, moving away from the vegan diet he used to live on, and adding mostly meats and dairy into his daily meals.
He added: “I’ve started incorporating quality grass-fed steak and liver. My lunch is meat, eggs and dairy, a lot of butter, and fruit. I have liver probably every other day. I started to get strong again.”
He admitted that his view on food has changed drastically over the last few years. “I’m not super strict. I changed my mindset away from ‘vegetables are great’ to realizing we’ve had millions of years of evolution where we’re designed to eat meat and milk and eggs.
“And fruit – sweet, bright colors – and a lot of honey. It’s made eating a lot more fun. I have combinations of eggs fried in butter, greek yogurt with honey and berries. Before I’d think, ‘Oh, I have to have a salad’. It’s a revolution to me.”
He continued: “I’ve done so much over the years: Drinking blood from a buffalo artery, munching on raw liver and heart. It’s not difficult, but it’s not very pleasant.” He also stated that he doesn’t eat like that at home, thankfully.
Grylls concluded: “If I’m at home, I’m not going to be tucking into raw steak and liver. Food is a great pleasure, and it can be cooked so beautifully. I tend to have it rare but like it cooked unless I’m in survivor mode.”
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