Are you curious which of your favorite celebrities are vegan? Nowadays, celebrities will try just about any diet craze, no matter how drastic. Others stick to the well-known favorites such as vegetarianism and veganism. Motives for going vegan are likely more diverse than you might suspect: some transition to this lifestyle because meat or dairy don't agree with them, others to fight against animal cruelty or factory farming. Most vegans state that their health has improved greatly since they made the switch. Below is a list of celebrities who are vegan, as well as the reasons that many of them became vegan and what it has done for their life. Vegan diets have been shown to promote weight loss and improve the complexion.
Celebrities that Are Currently Vegan
Becoming a vegan is a major life decision, but a large number of celebrities have made the call to reject animal products. This may be in part because vegetarian and vegan diets are increasingly in style.
Embracing a vegan lifestyle is not only good for your health, but the environment, making it a win-win situation for those who are self-disciplined enough to pursue it. Most vegans not only reject animal products in their food, but items such as leather or suede made from animal byproducts outside of their diet. For example, Stella McCartney and Joseph Altuzarra have utilized vegan leather, or fake leather material, in their catwalk events, helping spread the prominence of vegan interests in the fashion industry.
The oh-so-studly performing artist who starred in The Great Gatsby in 2013 became a vegetarian in 1992 and vegan in 2009. Maguire stated that giving up meat was actually pretty easy for him, and he rarely, if ever, has cravings for it. He went on to state that as a child he struggled to eat meat.
Miley Cyrus went vegan in 2014, but decided that meat was not for her when she understood that animals, such as her pets, were wise. She speaks out often about veganism and animal rights on her Instagram, among other mediums.
Parenthood star partner Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard went vegan in 2012 after viewing the documentary Forks over Knives. He has gone on to say that his vegan diet makes him feel "damn great."
"Nix meat makes me feel more grounded inside; I feel adjusted to my ethics and morals. Despite everything I need to protect myself since individuals don't comprehend it. As a pregnant lady particularly, individuals will say to me, 'You should eat meat & dairy.' You truly need to take advantage of your self-regard at whatever point individuals attempt to persuade you you're settling on the wrong decision." Emily Deschanel had this to say about maintaining her vegan lifestyle, further cementing the assertion that a vegan diet makes you feel healthier.
Woody Harrelson became a vegan when living in New York as a struggling actor starting out in the industry. His love of animals goes beyond his vegan lifestyle. He is also an outspoken environmentalist, a passionate hemp activist, and has teamed up with PETA on projects such as securing the release of research chimpanzees throughout his career.
Ariana Grande stated that she went vegan because "I cherish animals more than I adore the vast majority, completely serious. In any case, I am a firm adherent to eating full plant-based, entire nourishment abstains from food that can extend your life length and make you an inside and out more joyful individual."
Ben Stiller is less of a strict vegan than some other celebrities who are vegan, as he admits he sometimes eats fish. Around the same time that he went vegan, Stiller also gave up coffee.
For Natalie Portman, it was perusing Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals that inspired her to go vegan. Foer's book reveals insight into how the animals that make their way to our plates are raised, executed, and handled. Portman ventured away from a vegan diet during her pregnancy in 2011, but returned to it after giving birth.
Brad Pitt has been a vegan for much of his life. During his marriage to Angelina Jolie, there were many arguments regarding whether or not their children should be vegan. Jolie never took up the vegan lifestyle. This didn't dissuade Pitt, who is now free to eat as he chooses.
After making the move toward the West Coast for her part on Glee, Lea Michele also moved to a vegan diet. For her, the choice was about knowing exactly what she was putting into her body, and making sure her eating habits were also best for the environment. She switches between veganism and vegetarianism, but even when she is only staying vegetarian she tries to eat mostly plant-based foods.
When asked why he went vegan, Liam Hemsworth replied, "My own wellbeing, and after all the data I accumulated about the abuse of animals, I couldn't keep on eating meat. The more I knew about, the increasingly hard it was to do. I don't feel anything, however, positive, rationally & physically. I adore it. I have an inclination that it additionally has a sort of a domino impact on whatever is left of my life."
After maintaining a vegetarian diet for much of her life, Jessica Chastain decided to switch to veganism in 2007. Since becoming vegan, Jessica said that she stresses less about her eating habits. She's been known to bring her own vegan dinners with her when she travels, and even hired her mother a vegan chef.
The star of NBC's Heroes, thirty-five-year-old Milo Ventimiglia has been a vegan his whole life (other than a couple of defiant chomps of meat when he was an adolescent to see what he was missing). His parents were vegans for a long time and raised Milo and his two sisters without meat or animal products.
An enormous animal rights activist, Pamela Anderson has been a vegan for a decent part of her life. She has started her own vegan cooking site to promote the vegan lifestyle and encourage those who want to transition, called The Sensual Vegan.