10 Famous Vegan Celebrities and Their Reasons for Living A Plant-based Life

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The red carpet is more than just glitz and glamour. You can even get some inspiration and motivation as you check out famous vegan celebrities who claimed their lives were drastically changed after becoming vegan. 

Plant-based Celebrities Who Are Enjoying Their Plant-based Lifestyle

Veganism and Plant-based diets are more than just a fad. It’s a commitment to live a healthy lifestyle. These famous celebrities pledged to stay faithful to this diet because they are experiencing their health benefits.

If you think going plant-based or vegan might be a monumental change, perhaps you can get some inspiration and motivation from these celebrities. Find out what made them decide to become plant-powered and how they are feeling about it.

Ellen Pompeo

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The Grey’s Anatomy star shared with People that it was a routine visit to an actual doctor that encouraged her to be more involved with her whole family’s health and take it to another level. Hence, she decided to shift from grey to green and started going vegan with her family. They totally ditched animal-based products and only eat plant-based foods.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Perhaps it’s the plants that made Avenger’s Dr. Strange to be extra powerful and strong. Benedict Cumberbatch is a proud vegan. When asked if he had to eat egg whites to stay in shape for the Avengers movie, the British actor answered with a crisp ‘no’ and said he only eats a plant-based diet. He even supported ethical vegan fashion and appeared on GQ magazine’s cover in 2016, where he wore vegan boots and a suit made of future wool.

Zac Efron

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If you’re wondering why Zac Efron doesn’t seem to age or how he maintains his youthful look, it could probably because of his plant-based diet. One of the famous vegan celebrities we know, Zac, stressed in an interview with Teen Vogue that switching to a vegan diet changed how his body works, especially his metabolism. Since he changed to a plant-based diet, he’s now able to sleep well and feel lighter and more energized.

Beyonce

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If you ever wished you had Beyonce’s awesome body, one of her self-confessed reasons for being in shape is in her plant-based diet. After giving birth to her and husband Jay-Z’s twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017, Beyonce struggled to lose weight. Hence she decided to shift her diet. According to the singer, more than the weight loss, she’s enjoying the other health benefits of going plant-based such as improved energy, clearer skin, and better sleep.

Bill Clinton

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Once one of the most powerful leaders in the world, former US president Bill Clinton is also a famous plant-based eater. It was basically his health condition that prompted Bill to shift his diet. In his interview with AAP, he said that he decided he wanted to live longer and be a healthy grandfather to his grandchildren after he had a quadruple heart bypass operation.

Jason Mraz

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The famous singer and songwriter started his vegan journey when he discovered that one of his bandmates has type 2 diabetes. He decided to support his friend by ditching animal products with him and committing to a plant-based diet. He shared with Vegetarian Times that since he went vegan, he can now ride his bike for a longer distance, can do more pull-ups, and his brain works more sharply than ever.

Ariana Grande

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One of the most prominent vegan celebrities is singer Ariana Grande. She admits to being vegan since 2013. In an interview with Mirror, Ariana said she loves animals way too much and can’t eat them. She’s been a prominent activist in the vegan community because of her strong commitment to the plant-based diet. She further stressed that she believes eating a full plant-based, whole food diet can lengthen your life and make you a happier person.

Alicia Silverstone

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The Clueless star has been on a vegan diet for 20 years already. In an interview with USA Today, Alicia Silverstone proudly said that her son never had to take any medicine whenever he felt unwell, and it’s because he only eats plant-based foods like his mom. She’s one of the famous vegan celebrities on our list who’s so devout with this diet that she even published two guidebooks on the subject– The Kind Diet and The Kind Mama. Alicia credits her youthful look and overall wellness to her vegan diet.

Miley Cyrus

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Once referred to as a “super vegan” by PETA, Miley Cyrus has since adopted a plant-based diet. The singer-actress said that removing meat, dairy, eggs, and other animal-based foods from her system protect her from getting ill. Her vegan advocacies even transcend to her fashion sense; she stopped wearing animal-made clothes and instead opted for vegan fashion. In her interview with Vanity Fair, Miley stressed that living sustainably also means wearing more vintage clothes and playing with the newest eco-materials and technology.

Michelle Pfieffer

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A timeless beauty, Michelle Pfeiffer said she could maintain her beauty and complexion because of her plant-based diet. In her interview with Urbanette, Michelle said avoiding animal-based foods also means avoiding toxins that could make your skin and body age faster.

Admit it; when we sometimes like a celebrity way too much, we tend to imitate their way of life. But more than echoing your famous vegan celebrities, going vegan is something you should decide for yourself because you care for your health and your total well-being. Just like these famous vegan celebrities, you can also lead a healthier lifestyle by making that switch to your diet.

Are you thinking of going vegan? Inspired by these vegan celebrities who are committed to the plant-based diet? Comment in the section below and share your thoughts with us.

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