I have read many times that Bryan Adams is a fan of raw food, but you know how it is; often these things are Chinese whispers and you never quite know if it's really true, like it was with Demi Moore [who recently stated very clearly in an interview that she has never been on a raw food diet, which concurs with something Woody Harrelson also apparently said at the Fresh Festival a couple of years ago (that she never really got into it)... and yet didn't Juliano cater for her for a while as she prepared for Charlie's Angels? Hmm! Who to believe?]
But lo and behold, in tomorrow's Sunday Observer Food Monthly magazine (catch it if you can, this has just gone online), Bryan is interviewed for the "What's in your Basket?" column, and here is what he has to say:
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Bryan Adams, 48, singer
Dr John Briffa | Sunday January 27, 2008 | Observer Food Monthly
I became a vegan for my health 20 years ago. I abide by the rule that if it looks like it's going to clog your system, it probably will. People don't understand about me being vegan, but I'm not a preacher, I simply have my view on what works for me. It would be wonderful to convince people without having to say much. For example, I'm very slim due to my diet. When I see men and women my age with their guts hanging over their trousers I wish someone was able to explain the benefits of diet, and that they are likely to be toxic and blocked from the things they've eaten.
I start my day with fruit juice and a mixed fruit salad. Dinner is salads or, if I'm not on a raw-food diet, then pasta or something veggie that's cooked. If I'm in the studio then the food tends to be garbage for the most part, unless you're lucky enough to have it catered in. I have been known to bring avocados to the set with lemons. When I lived in France we got a local fella to come and prepare vegetarian food which was the best - he still works for us on tour today. We bring a juicer, so my rider is just fruit and veggies and some nuts and dried fruits. An army doesn't march on an empty stomach.
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