Liam Hemsworth Says Being Vegan Landed Him In The Hospital With A Kidney Stone!
Liam Hemsworth opened up about his health struggles and it turns out that they were a result of actually trying to be healthier! Apparently, the muscular actor tried to be vegan but instead of improving his lifestyle, he ended up in the hospital, with a very painful kidney stone as a result!
That’s right! Liam talked about this during an interview for Men’s Health magazine, explaining that a vegan diet was just not the right thing for him, personally.
As you may know, his ex, Miley Cyrus is vegan and it sounds like her lifestyle rubbed off on him as well while they were together.
He actually managed to follow a plant-based diet for years but then things went really wrong!
In February of last year, Liam ended up in the hospital with a kidney stone and the doctors told him it was because of what he was and was not eating!
‘I was vegan for almost 4 years, and then in February of last year I was feeling lethargic. I got a kidney stone. It was really one of the most painful weeks of my whole life. I was doing press trips for Isn’t It Romantic. But I just had to go to the hospital and undergo surgery. It is all good now. But once you get one stone, you have a fifty percent chance of getting another if you continue eating the same way you were eating,’ he shared with the magazine.
The Hunger Games actor went on to explain that: ‘Well, my particular kidney stone was a calciumoxalate kidney stone. It forms from having just too much oxalate in your diet. Oxalates are very high in a lot of vegetables, specifically in spinach, almonds, beetroot, in potatoes. Every morning, I was having 5 handfuls of spinach and almond milk, almond butter, and some vegan protein in a smoothie. And that was what I considered super healthy.’
But of course, after what happened, Liam really had to rethink everything when it came to what he considered to be healthy or not.
His advice? Find out what works best for your body!