Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Beautiful Deschanel Sisters

Both Emily and Zooey Deschanel are actresses, and vegans. Emily stars on the Fox show Bones. Zooey starred in Elf and is the lead vocalist in the duo, She & Him. I was looking for some video with both of them involving veganism and animal rights. Here is what I found.

Go Green by chosing a vegan diet, with Emily Deschanel.

Emily being interviewed at a past Genesis Awards, which pay tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. The 24th Annual Genesis Awards (2010) air on Animal Planet on April 24th and 25th.

Watch as Zooey Deschanel is catered a vegan meal on Top Chef.


rissawrites said...

Emily's dress at the Genesis Awards needs straps! Holy heck, I thought it was going to fall off.

I know, not the point.

So how does a vegan not eat soy? How do they get enough protein? What kinds of foods would they eat? You should do a blog about that- I have friends that are breast cancer survivors who can't eat soy either.

Kenike said...

Yeah, she did look a little bit naked in that video. Her dress for this year did not have the same issues, but was also a similar neutral color.

I did talk a little bit about the protein without soy bit in this post:

Where I reference this article, which is a good source of information on the topic:

Essentially there is protein in just about every vegetable source, as well as grains and legumes. So it all adds up. Plus we just don't need as much protein as we have been conditioned to believe. Quinoa, pea protein, lentils, beans, nuts, spaghetti, oats...all good sources. And if anyone is worried about it, there are soy-free, vegan protein powders and bars out there to supplement with. There are rice ones and pea protein ones.I have to say I really like some of the pea protein powders.

Let me know if any questions come up after reading my previous post and that article. :)

Kenike said...

You know, I'm not saying breast cancer survivors should or shouldn't eat soy, because I can understand their concerns and the idea of it better being safe than sorry, but I have actually read articles that suggested otherwise.

I also believe it depends on the types of soy products consumed. Heavily processed ones, like heavily processed anything, are far less healthy for us. And processed soy is used not only in vegan foods, but also TONS of omnivore foods. Do they watch their processed food intake and the soy ingredients in those?

Personally, I'd actually be more concerned with the link to eating meat and cancer.

"The risk of contracting breast cancer is 3.8 times greater for women who eat meat daily compared to less than once a week."

If I were a breast cancer survivor, I'd go vegan and just limit soy products to a level I felt comfortable with.