Heart Attack Grill Lives Up to Its Name
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The meat-centered, Las Vegas-based Heart Attack Grill, which features menu items such as the Triple Bypass Burger, was mourning the death this week of its unofficial spokesman, John Allemen, who died from, you guessed it, a heart attack.

John Basso, owner of Heart Attack Grill, who was in the hospital room when Allemen passed away, remarked, "I absolutely think the food I'm serving is unsafe." Blair River, the former 575-pound spokesperson for the restaurant, also died recently from pneumonia. At the time of his death, Basso revealed that River's weight had complicated his condition.

It's old news that meat is bad for our hearts. As heart disease climbed to the number one killer in America, claiming almost 600,000 lives a year, doctors warned patients to avoid eating it. But now, top medical professionals, such as Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Dean Ornish, are recommending a healthy vegan diet not only to halt heart disease, but reverse it.

President Bill Clinton followed Esselstyn's plan after undergoing surgery for heart disease. He recently told CNN, "All my blood tests are good, and my vital signs are good, and I feel good, and I also have, believe it or not, more energy." He was also excited to announce that he'd shed several pounds.

For those of us who want to steer clear of heart disease, feel vibrant and energetic, and also spare innocent animals from needless slaughter, it's good to know that we don't need to sacrifice flavor. Plant-based cuisine is as delicious as it is compassionate and healthy. For tips on transitioning to a vegan diet and for amazing recipes, visit ChooseVeg.com.
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