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Pregnancy cravings make Natalie Portman ditch vegan diet

Pregnant actress drops her vegan diet for her baby

Posted: 12 April 2011
by Kimberley Smith
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Natalie's got a sweet tooth

Natalie Portman ditched her vegan diet after pregnancy cravings got the better of her.

The actress, who is expecting her first baby with fiance Benjamin Millepied, was so dedicated to the cause, she launched a vegan shoe line in 2008. But Natalie's pregnancy sweet tooth has led to her reverting back to vegetarianism so she can eat normal cakes and biscuits that contain eggs. Vegans banish these, and any other animal products, from their diet.

“I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff. If you’re not eating eggs, then you can’t have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that’s all you want to eat,” Natalie joked.

She's obviously making the most of her pregnancy cravings but the mum-to-be has health concerns too. "I know that there are people who do stay vegan. But I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet," Natalie explained.

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