There are nutrition experts who say humans don’t need animal protein at all. In fact, many say that it can harm us. Perhaps for this reason, or just because they heard a vegan diet can keep you slim, these stars are total herbivores. Here are 10 celebrities you didn’t know were vegans.
Tyson didn’t mind giving his boxing opponents some black eyes back in the day, but you won’t find him condoning the killing of animals. Tyson lost 100 pounds—yes, you read that correctly—from sticking to a vegetarian diet in 2012 and is now giving his strict vegan diet credit for saving his life and assisting with his high blood pressure.
The “Clueless” star isn’t so clueless about nutrition. Silverstone launched an entire community focused on vegan and healthy living called “The Kind Life.” On her website, you can read inspiring stories of vegan activists, Silverstone’s picks for vegan clothing brands, cleaning brands, baby brands and more.
If our former president is looking slimmer to you these days, it’s because he lost 30 pounds on a vegan diet. Clinton says he has far more energy now, which he needs for his nonstop schedule. One of the causes Clinton has recently become passionate about is America’s obesity epidemic. We think he’s setting a great example for a healthy lifestyle.
Business magnate Simmons won’t be found at any pricey steakhouses. In fact, Simmons lives a rather unglamorous life as a recently self-appointed meditation guru. Simmons came out with a book, “Success Through Stillness,” in which he discusses the benefits of being a yogi, a vegan and a dedicated meditator.
Hathaway may have taught the queen about corndogs in “The Princess Diaries” but in real life she stays away from animal products. Hathaway is apparently so dedicated to her diet that she demanded a vegan cake for a movie scene in which she had to take just one bite of chocolate cake.
When country singer Carrie Underwood finally stopped touring in 2014 and got to live full time with her husband, she said she loved getting to buy her own groceries to suit her vegan lifestyle.
How does Ellen have the energy to do all that dancing she does on her talk show? It could be her vegan diet. She recently created a new section of her website called “Going Vegan with Ellen” dedicated to helping people adapt to, and enjoy, a vegan lifestyle. The section features vegan recipes from other vegan celebs.
Steve-O might be willing to risk his life in the name of hilarious stunts on “Jackass” but he won’t risk it in the name of dairy. Or meat or fish or eggs for that matter. Steve-O raves about the benefits of coconut water and chia seeds, and is a fan of Gardein’s vegan “chick’n” tenders. He can be spotted around vegan restaurants in Santa Monica, California.
Phoenix might play the whiskey-guzzling Johnny Cash in “Walk The Line” but his real lifestyle is much healthier. Phoenix has been a loyal vegan since the age of 3. Phoenix recalled in one interview the moment he decided to stop eating meat; he was on a fishing trip with his family and couldn’t believe the barbaric method of killing the fish.