Plant-based living has become a wellness staple over the past few years, with more and more people adopting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Whether it’s due to environmental reasons, factors…
Plant-based living has become a wellness staple over the past few years, with more and more people adopting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Whether it’s due to environmental reasons, factors surrounding animal cruelty, health reasons, or a personal choice, everyone has their own reasons for going plant-based; celebrities included!
We shared some of our favourite plant-based celebrities earlier this year, but there are so many that we decided to share some more! So, without further ado, here are some celebrities who have been spreading the word about plant-based living!
Since going vegan in 2017, Lewis Hamilton has been a surprisingly vocal advocate of plant-based living. Arguably the greatest driver in the sport, the six time Formula One driver urged his 13 million instagram followers to go vegan in October, saying “Go Vegan. It is the only way to truly save our planet today. It can be done so quickly, all you have to do is put your mind to it.” The F1 driver has also shared content about the animal cruelty involved in the meat and leather industries, as well as spoken out about whale hunting and trophy hunting. Hamilton recently collaborated with designer Tommy Hilfiger on a vegan sneaker line.
The Baywatch actress and animal activist went vegetarian in her early teens after seeing her father cleaning an animal he’d hunted. She’s a longtime vegan and regularly teams up with PETA for animal advocacy campaigns. In 1999, Anderson was the first recipient of the Linda McCartney memorial award for animal rights protectors, in light of her work in the industry.
The Beatles musician Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian since 1975 and a longtime vegan. His late wife Linda McCartney was the founder of the Linda McCartney range of vegan and vegetarian meatless products which has seen a rise in popularity over the past few years, while his daughter Stella is an ethical fashion designer. McCartney regularly campaigns for veganism, most recently with his documentary ‘One Day A Week’ which focuses on the concept of meat-free Mondays.
The Stranger Things actress went vegan after working with Woody Harrelson on The Glass Castle in 2017, telling Vegan Life magazine that she “did it mainly for the animals, but then also the environment as well. I think a lot of people do it for health reasons also and I think that’s great but I consider that when you’re vegan, the health benefits are a bonus. The most important thing to me is that I’m helping the animals and the environment.”
The Black Eyed Peas musician adopted a plant-based diet in 2017 to take back control of his health. Will.i.am said that a plant-based diet helped him lose 15 pounds and reduce his cholesterol. Since then, he has also spoken out about the ethics of using animals for food as well as questioned corruption within the food industry.
Singer and judge on The Voice (along with fellow plant-based eater Will.i.am), Jessie J, has been following a plant-based diet for around a year. The Domino singer initially went vegetarian two years ago as a result of fertility issues she was experiencing, before cutting out animal products altogether. Her The Voice costar Will.i.am said that the singer even surprised him with a vegan birthday cake!
Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since the age of nine and made the switch to veganism around nine years ago after reading the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. The Black Swan actress and Harvard graduate also narrated the 2018 film Eating Animals based on Foer’s book.
Though the singer-songwriter likes to maintain her privacy and retain some anonymity, Sia tweeted that she went vegan in 2014. In response to a vegan restaurant telling her to visit them, Sia tweeted “I will! I’m fully vegan now!”.
Golden Globe winning actress Jessica Chastain went plant-based after discovering that she had more energy, saying that “… I found myself going to veganism because a friend of mine had a two-week vegan food delivery program she wasn’t going to use so I used it, and immediately I just had more energy than I’ve ever had in my life…”. Chastain also believes in buying cruelty-free products and tries to ensure all her red carpet looks are cruelty-free.
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