8 Celebs you don’t know are vegans
Veganism is a form of food choice like vegetarianism or non-vegetarianism. It is very close to the vegetarian form of food choice, in which an individual foregoes every kind of meat product including eggs.
Veganism goes one step further and says no to all meat products and even dairy products. People who become vegans avoid eating cheese, milk products, drinking and eating everything made out of dairy. They tend to substitute it with soy milk and cheese.
It has its benefits, since there is no chance of lactose intolerance, if you happen to suffer from it and in their eyes and belief; even milking animals like cows and buffaloes is a form of torture like killing them to eat them.
Not only common people like us, believe in veganism, but many celebs also support and advocate this form of food choice. And here are 8 of those celebs who are proudly vegans.
1 Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell has appeared in many movies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat and You Again. But she is more famous for her titular role of Veronica Mars where she plays a private investigator.
The Veronica Mars actress has been a vegetarian since age 11 and turned vegan in 2012. She has her own vegetable garden which she uses to grow many vegetables in order to experiment and create her own veggie recipes.
2 Olivia Wilde
Star of the hit TV show House and movies such as Tron, Her, Driking Buddies and Rush, Olivia Wilde has been a vegan from a very young age.
She believes that to become and stay a vegan, you need to have a correct support system that will help you when you find yourself in difficulties over food choices. She got help from her vegan friend actress Alicia Silverstone who has helped her in her diet and food choices.
3 Jessica Chastain
Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain has been a vegetarian for 15 years and a vegan for the last 8 years. It helps when your mother herself is a vegan chef and prepares healthy and tasty vegan food at home. The talented actress even won the 2012 PETA Sexiest vegetarian award.
4 Tobey Maguire
The star of the Spiderman trilogy (2002-2007) and the Great Gatsby Tobey Maguire has been a vegetarian from 1992 and turned vegan from 2009. He said that he had a tough childhood where he had to rely on food stamps and the cheapest thing that he could buy was vegetarian stuff. So turning a vegan from a vegetarian wasn’t a tough transformation for him.
5 Russell Brand
Named as the 2011 Sexiest vegetarian celeb by PETA, British comedian Russell Brand has been a vegetarian since he was 14 years old and turned vegan after watching the documentary Forks over Knives.
American singer, songwriter, composer and multitalented Prince switched to vegan diet in the 1990s and he was voted the sexiest vegetarian celeb by PETA in 2006.
Prince has released more than 10 platinum albums and closed his 1999 album “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic,” with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi which goes by the following words, “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
7 Miley Cyrus
Named the 2015 sexiest vegetarian celeb, Miley Cyrus has been a vegan for more than a year now. Her Instagram feed is full of her favorite fruits and vegetables and she regularly shares recipes of her favorite dishes.
She quit eating meat after the death of her pet dog.
8 Famke Janssen
X-Men star and former Bond girl Famke Jannsen has been a vegan most of her life. Currently she stars in the TV show Hemlock Grove and says that coming close to an animal like a pet in her instance, things change and it doesn’t matter if it’s a dog or a chicken, you know all of these things have a life and emotions and they feel just like us.