width=200During a recent Interview Salt star, Angelina Jolie, said the secret to her beauty was a big juicy steak.

She didn't always eat red meat and at one time followed a strict vegan diet until she said it almost killed her.

I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition, Jolie said. She went on to say that she loves red meat.

If someone like Angelina Jolie can't get enough nutrition from a vegan diet with her financial ability to access the best vegan foods and even personal chefs, is it really realistic for the average person to follow a vegan diet and be healthy?

With vegetarian and vegan diets gaining popularity in the western world, it will be interesting to see if others report similar nutrition problems from following an 'animal friendly' way of eating.

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