In the last decade, plant-based diets have become increasingly popular. As extensive research has proven, these diets can lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and many more diseases. Vegan Celebrities are also using their spotlight and position to speak out on the positive effects of being a plant-based diet, whether the reason behind all this is health, wellness, or ethics. We feel it is essential to appreciate the celebrities; who are bringing attention to the positives of being vegan. Vegans once struggled to find a platform to share their opinion. But celebrity vegans are sharing the positive benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, and millions of fans are inspired to make the switch.
Top Vegan Celebrities on Eating a Plant-Based Diet
It is only natural that the trend for eco-conscious eating will grow even bigger as more and more vegan food influencers and celebrities advocate for plant-based diets. Vegan Celebrities from all over the world are committing to plant-based lifestyles. Let’s know about the celebrities who shift to a plant-based lifestyle.
1. Zac Efron
To improve his physical and mental health, Baywatch (2017) star Efron shifted his diet to plant-based food. The change in his diet supports his overall health.
During an interview, Zac said- it has totally changed the way my body works, the way it metabolizes food, the way it transforms food into energy, and the way it regulates my sleep. As a follower of veganism, Zac Efron has been experimenting with eating purely vegan for a while now.
2. Ariana Grande
The singer shared the news to her fans on Twitter in 2013. That she was committed to becoming 100% vegan and that she rarely ate meat and consumed organically and natural plant-based products as a child.
Interview with Daily Mirror Ariana expressed her thought on veganism and her lifestyle “I love animals more than most people, to be honest. However, I am a firm believer that a vegan, whole foods diet can extend your lifespan and make you a happier person. Having dinner out is tough, but I regularly eat my favorites – vegetables, fruit, and salad – then I’ll have a different meal when I get home.”
3. Jessica Chastain
Oscar-winning actress Jessica has long followed a vegan lifestyle; she has been a vegan for more than 15 years and remains a vegetarian to date. She started eating plant-based food at the initial level to improve health and skin. After seeing the benefits of a vegetarian diet, she has continued her plant-based diet routine to date.
Talking with W magazine person, Jessica said- The only reason I went vegan was that a friend of mine had a two-week vegan food delivery program. She wasn’t going to use it, so I took advantage of it. I immediately had more energy than I had ever experienced. Chastain, who follows a plant-based diet, also volunteers with the Humane Society of the United States and wore cruelty-free designer clothes, looks on the red carpet in 2017.
4. Alicia Silverstone
Celebrities are more likely to choose veganism if they have been vegan for more time than Clueless star Alicia Silverstone has been vegan since 1998. When she realized that she loved her pet dog, she made the decision to leave meat behind.
Her nails were very brittle and had white marks on them before she became vegan, but now they’re so strong these days she can no longer bend them. “I used to have all those white marks on my nails. They were very brittle due to zinc insufficiency, and now they’re so strong I cannot bend them,” she told Oprah. Her vegan cookbook The Kind Diet was published in 2009, and her company Mykind Organics features vegan vitamins. Silverstone also noted that her health improved after switching to a plant-based diet.
5. James Cameron
Famous filmmaker James Cameron and his wife Suzy are vegan activists. At the time, the director and Peter Jackson teamed up to develop plant-based protein to help New Zealand’s farming industry transition toward a more sustainable future.
Climate change is a problem we have to solve, and this is one of these solutions. It offers a win-win situation: you will be healthier, you will live longer, and you will look better- said James Cameron.
6. Ruby Rose
The Batwoman actress began her gradual transition to a plant-based diet in 2013. In June 2018, she shared a picture of the vegan foods she stocked in her refrigerator, including Kite Hill vegan yogurts, Field Roast vegan meat, and Vegan Chocolate.
In recalling a childhood memory that inspired her to go vegan, Rose said that she would often be served fish fin soup, and I had no idea what it was made of. I asked my mom if it was made of shark fins, and she said, “Oh no, darling, the soup doesn’t have any shark fins in it.” In 2017, she won PETA’s Sexiest Vegan award for being vegan for several years.
There is even a vegan movement; in a galaxy far-far away thanks to Daisy Ridley, a star Wars actress. In an interview with The Last Jedi, she praised the vegan options for balancing filming and promoting. After eating vegan for one week, I felt really good. So I continued for another week and then felt even better. Furthermore, Daisy was the only celebrity to cook only vegetarian dishes on the Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up To Cancer this year.
She also created chocolate, raspberry, and banoffee tart and vegan millionaire’s shortbread inspired by banoffee.
8. Colin Kaepernick
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that one of America’s most well-known footballers, Colin Kaepernick, is vegan. After all, the sports star and activist has his own flavor of vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to honor his struggle for racial justice. The vegan athlete revealed in 2016 that he had been vegan for nine months since making the switch with his girlfriend, Nessa Diab. The switch was made to help Kaepernick recover from injuries sustained during his career. He received heavy criticism for his decision to become vegan. Kaepernick proved them all wrong by sharing a gym selfie to prove his muscular physique is “not bad for a vegan” when he captioned the photo: “Always ready #NotBadForAVegan.”
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