Plant based eating has gained significant momentum in recent years due to its potential health benefits, ethical implications, and environmental impact. Many people have joined this movement, including several vegan celebrities who have made plant based eating part of their lifestyle. We were inspired to highlight a few vegan celebrities and their journeys in this quick topic of the week. 

Drew Barrymore: The actress, producer, and entrepreneur has been vegan for several years and has spoken publicly about her journey to a plant based lifestyle. In interviews, like the one with earlier this year, Barrymore has shared that her decision to go vegan was influenced by her love of animals and concern for the environment. She has also spoken about the health benefits of plant based eating, including increased energy and improved digestion. Barrymore has even incorporated veganism into her business ventures, including her makeup line, Flower Beauty, which is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.  

Greta Thunberg: Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist, has been a vocal advocate for plant based eating and its environmental benefits. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 11 and has recently transitioned to a fully vegan lifestyle. Thunberg has spoken about the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and has encouraged individuals to reduce their consumption of animal products. 

Pamela Anderson: Pamela Anderson is a well-known actress, model, and television personality who is also a passionate advocate for animal rights. She has been an outspoken supporter of veganism for many years while promoting her activism with the animal rights group PETA. She has produced her own vegan cookbook and reportedly will host a limited series plant based cooking show. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Although he is known for his impressive physique and bodybuilding career, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been an advocate for plant based eating in recent years. In 2018, he teamed up with director James Cameron to create the documentary “The Game Changers,” which explores the benefits of a plant based diet for athletes. Schwarzenegger has also been vocal about the environmental benefits of plant based eating and that it reduced his LDL cholesterol significantly. Although he occasionally still indulges in non-plant based eating, he attributes about 90% of his lifestyle to plant based eating. 

Venus Williams: This tennis phenom adopted her plant based diet back in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease. THE BEET takes an in-depth look at her daily diet along with highlighting other famous vegan athletes at the top of their game. Some of these athletes include Novak Djokovic, Mike Tyson, Cam Newton, Lewis Hamilton, Alex Morgan and more proving that you can perform at top levels while following a plant based lifestyle. 

To learn about the stories of more famous vegan celebrities, like Woody Harrelson, Natalie Portman, Travis Barker, and more, check out this fun VEG NEWS article. 

The rise of veganism and plant based eating has resulted in many people, including vegan celebrities, choosing to adopt this lifestyle for various reasons. Celebrity endorsements of veganism have helped to raise awareness and inspire others to try this dietary approach. Whether you choose to go vegan or simply incorporate more plant based meals into your diet, the benefits are undeniable, and the future of sustainable food choices looks promising. Are you looking to jumpstart a vegan lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Check out ORGANIZINGAPLANTBASEDLIFE.COM for simple organizational tips and easy plant based foods.