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Natalie Portman Pregnancy Cravings: Eggs and Dairy?

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Natalie Portman Gives Up Being a Vegan

Natalie Portman is one of quite a few celebrities who follow a vegan diet, but she admits that she’s abandoned her strict regimen in favor of a vegetarian menu during her pregnancy.

Natalie says that she is listening to what her body wants while pregnant with her first child, and her pregnancy cravings have included eggs and dairy. She said, “I know there are people who do stay vegan, but I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet.”

Natalie also added that going back to a vegetarian diet has made life easier for her as far as eating on the run goes. She noted, ”If you’re not eating eggs, then you can’t have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that’s all you want to eat. I actually wanted eggs at the beginning and then they grossed me out after awhile.”

Natalie Portman is due this summer. Will she go back to a vegan regime after the baby arrives?

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Mary Fischer is the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where she laughs at how life has changed since her son entered the picture. She has been featured in The New York Times and CNN.com. Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, she dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT.

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0 thoughts on “Natalie Portman Pregnancy Cravings: Eggs and Dairy?

  1. patrick says:

    Delicious cookies and cakes can be made without dairy. Yes, it’s difficult to find them in “regular bakeries” but sweet desserts aren’t that healthy when you’re pregnant anyway. Obviously Natalie is just giving in to her taste cravings, which isn’t wise. Meat and dairy are unhealthy any way you cut it.

    Dr. Frank Oski, former director of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University said, “There is no reason to drink cow’s milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, it was not designed for humans, and we should all stop drinking it today, this afternoon.”

    Dr. Spock agreed, saying, “[T]here was a time when cow’s milk was considered very desirable. But research, along with clinical experience, has forced doctors and nutritionists to rethink this recommendation.”

    The fact that there are entire cultures representing millions of people who have lived and thrived for centuries without meat and dairy is enough evidence that humans do not “need” it to survive and thrive. In fact, the evidence weighs heavily in the other direction, i.e., the hazards of a meat and dairy diet and the benefits of a vegan diet are well known– even for pregnant women and babies.

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