Once upon a time, vegan lifestyles were on the fringe. Now, they represent a popular way to live life, and per Medical News Today, a reasonably nutritious one as well. The growing popularity of this nutritional strategy is partly due to natural progress, with more people getting used to the idea over time. At the same time however, it’s hard to ignore the impact of celebrities in this space. A number of famous people have “gone vegan” in recent years, and have been quite public about it –– undoubtedly helping to spread awareness of and openness to vegan diets.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the celebrities who have been transparent about their vegan eating habits.
Pompeo says that her vegan journey started in 2018 after she had a routine checkup. The doctor told the Grey’s Anatomy star about her book, “Breasts: The Owner’s Manual” –– which recommends veganism as a means of preventing breast cancer. Since then, Pompeo has adhered to the vegan diet, not only because of health but also because it’s an easy diet to follow. The actress has spoken to the idea that cutting out meat can make for easier food storage, given that vegan alternatives (grains, beans, lentils and the like) can all last for a while without being cooked or prepared. Whatever her reasons, Pompeo has never come across as anything but perfectly healthy! bundlenews
Negreanu, a famous poker player, has been quite open about veganism. He’s been a vegan for 15 years and counting, and it doesn’t look like he’ll change that anytime soon. The World Series of Poker regular has said that he initially went vegan for health reasons, but that over time he’s stuck to it in part to support the environment and stand against animal cruelty. Poker.org ranks Negreanu as one of the five greatest players in the history of poker, so we’d say there’s little need for him to change anything up! Indeed, he has even discussed the positive impact that good health has had on his game.
Popular actress (and author) Mayim Bialik has spoken openly about her entire family adopting veganism. And in her case, it sounds like the challenge was getting the children on board. Bialik taught them that sacrifices for the greater good are worthy, and even started arranging to let them take vegan treats to other kids’ birthday parties so as to avoid breaking the diet. By the sound of things, the Bialik family has found its way to a full vegan diet.
Jason Mraz, a pop singer-songwriter, isn’t a strict vegan today; he admits to eating the occasional egg from his neighbor’s farm, for instance. But he is mostly vegan, and has prioritized healthy eating ever since a bandmate was diagnosed with type II diabetes. The bandmate felt that a raw diet would be the best way to help himself –– which sources such as pcrm.org support –– and Mraz took on the vegan lifestyle in order to support his friend.
Originally concerned about his health, former president Bill Clinton adopted a vegan lifestyle in order to prolong his life and deal with heart disease, along with other age-related issues he has. While he’s in rather good health, he still sticks to clean eating, and says that he particularly enjoys quinoa, the Peruvian “superfood.” Clinton has discussed his change to a vegan diet on numerous occasions, and views it as a full shift in how he lived, from a wellness perspective. tunai4d
Having identified all of these examples, we’ll note that there is ultimately nothing “correct” or “incorrect” about going vegan. Like adopting a keto or paleo lifestyle, or eliminating gluten (as discussed in our post “Avoiding Foods That Contain Gluten”), it’s simply one of a number of largely healthy changes you can make. The most important thing is to find a diet that works for you and keeps you healthy.
The figures mentioned here are noteworthy, however, for helping to make veganism one of these options. Celebrities have helped to put vegan diets on the map, and many people have benefited.