Diet & Nutrition

Five celebrities who follow plant-based diets - and why they've cut out meat

Happier and healthier? Yes, please.

By Now To Love + Vital
It's hard to ignore the benefits of switching to a plant-based diet.
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes can provide all the essential nutrients required for a healthy diet, and can also help protect from lifestyle diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Plus, making plant-based choices in other parts of our lives (like fashion, beauty and even the cleaning products we use) is a much more eco-friendly and sustainable way to live.
So, it's no wonder some of the world's most famous faces have made the switch themselves. Here are five that have proudly declared themselves 'plant-based', and their reasons why.

Ariana Grande

The singer says a plant-based diet has made her "an all-around happier person". (Image: Instagram)
The pint-sized singer went vegan in 2013 after realising she simply loved animals too much (can you blame her?)
"I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding," she told The Mirror, a year after switching to a plant-based diet.
"I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet than can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person."

Teresa Palmer

The Aussie actress was inspired by her children to go vegan. (Image: Instagram)
For Warm Bodies and Ride Like A Girl actress Teresa Palmer, it was becoming a mum that inspired her to embrace a vegan lifestyle.
While she had eaten vegan on and off for years, she made a permanent switch after watching her son Bodhi and stepson Isaacs's "compassion and kindness".
"[They] inspired me to adopt a more humane and considered approach to food," she told OK! Magazine.
The actress says turning vegan has helped her feel more connected to the food she is eating, with her whole family adhering to a plant-based diet.
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Liam Hemsworth

The Aussie heartthrob has been a vegan since 2015. (Image: Instagram)
The Aussie heartthrob made the switch to veganism in 2015, after learning more about the meat industry.
"After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn't continue to eat meat," he told Men's Fitness.
"The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do."
Liam also shared he was inspired by Hunger Games co-star (and long-time vegan) Woody Harrelson to follow a more plant-based diet, and says he feels "nothing but positive, mentally and physically" after making the change.

Billie Eilish

The singer has been vegan since the age of 12, and also lives a plant-based lifestyle. (Image: Instagram)
The Bad Guy singer grew up in a vegetarian household but declared herself a full-time vegan at the age of 12.
"I learned about the dairy industry, and the meat industry, which I already knew about," she told British Vogue when asked about her plant-based eating habits.
"Once you know that kind of thing and you see it, it's really hard to go back.
"I just can't go on in my life knowing what's going on in the animal world and, like, not doing anything about it."
And it's not just the plate where the 20-year-old expresses her plant-based choices — last year, she launched her own cruelty-free and vegan perfume, inspired by woody and fruity scents.

Beyonce

While not a full-time vegan, the singer follows 'Meat-Free Mondays' and always eats a plant-based breakfast. (Image: Instagram)
While not a full-time vegan, the singer has been known to switch to a plant-based diet from time to time.
Beyonce most famously shared she had been following a vegan diet prior to her unforgettable 2018 Coachella performance, but the Formation singer has introduced a permanent Meat-Free Monday in her household, and always eats vegan breakfasts.
In a video about her vegan journey, the singer said she experienced benefits like improved sleep, more energy and clearer skin while following the diet.
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