He’ll be back — and apparently better than ever.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plant-based lifestyle has reversed his “bad” cholesterol, he announced in his latest email newsletter.
The “Terminator” actor, 74, has spent the last five years eating an 80% vegan diet — with room for the occasional steak or Austrian wiener schnitzel — saying it helped him feel “healthier and younger overall.”
He even said it lowered his low-density lipoprotein, also known as LDL, which has been directly linked to high-risk heart disease.
“My bad cholesterol number is so low that my doctor thought I might be a different person,” wrote Schwarzenegger, who is also an avid gym-goer.
The former governor of California regularly encourages plant-based diets and has spoken out about environmental concerns.
Schwarzenegger was even featured in a James Cameron documentary called “The Game Changers” — available on Netflix — that demonstrated the connection of a plant-based lifestyle to overall fitness.
According to a Gallup poll from 2018, 3% of the US population is vegan, and the survey noted that sales of plant-based products are steadily increasing.
A vegan or plant-based lifestyle has been linked to a plethora of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as helping to maintain a healthy weight.