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Everyone has their own reason for going vegetarian or vegan. For me, it was a healthier lifestyle choice. Others see it as a way to help the environment or to feel better about their bodies, or a way to gain more energy and insight. Some just do it because they love animals too much to put them on their plate.
For hip-hop rapper/entrepreneur Rocko Stedy, 25, becoming a vegan was never a part of his plan.
“I do marketing, I do advertising; that’s my business in the mornings. And I walked into a restaurant with a friend of mine who said try this food out. I’ve never tried this food; I’ve always been pretty open-minded, so I was like cool let me try this food out.”
“It was all vegetables; it’s tofu, beans and vegetables. I’m like cool. So I ate it, and I thought it was banging! I thought it was real good and I was amazed that it taste exactly like Chinese food. However, it was healthier; it was cooked cleaner and it had no meat in it. I was amazed, thoroughly. And I was like “The world needs to know about your restaurant, can I do marketing for you?”
In addition to doing marketing for Pine Forest Vegetarian Restaurant (9108 Bellaire Blvd.) –over the last five months of eating there, the Dallas-born artist has lost 55 pounds.
According to Vegetarian Times, a leading source in the veg movement for over 30 years now, “an estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet.” The article on its website states: A vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer.
The Stay Diverse artist says, “that’s what happened; a restaurant named Pine Forest Garden manifested into the Pine Forest state of mind”. Also known as a healthy, conscious vegan lifestyle.
You can catch Rocko Stedy on Saturday, July 21 at Stafford Centre in Stafford, Texas. The Filipino rapper will be one of 10 Finalists for Kollaboration Houston 3 –a local event in its third year that’s produced by Asian and Pacific Islander professionals. General Admission: $15.
Check out Rocko Stedy in action!
[Source: REUP Spot]