It’s no secret that plant-based eating has increased in popularity over recent years. In fact, the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the last decade, and a massive 600% increase in the US in the last three years. While many people might see it as the latest ‘fad’ - there are a number of vegan celebrities who swear by the plant-based lifestyle.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is a lifestyle similar to vegetarianism which also excludes eggs, dairy and other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also avoid leather products, makeup containing animal-derived ingredients, fur and wool. However, this totally depends on their reasons for going vegan and their individual beliefs - many people follow a vegan diet for health reasons, so aren’t as strict when it comes to clothing and cosmetics.
Although it might seem restrictive, there are a huge number of plant-based foods for vegans to choose from, including vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and nuts. There are also a whole load of vegan alternatives available, including vegan pizza, cheese and ice cream, as well as vegan cosmetics and faux-leather shoes.
EGO’s Top 5 Vegan Celebrities
That’s right - queen Bey is an advocate of the vegan diet and often adopts a the diet leading up to a big event, such as Coachella. She believes that the vegan diet gives her the energy she needs to train and rehearse for performances, as well as being more environmentally friendly.
But she’s not the only one - she and Jay-Z became partners in a vegan meal delivery service, called 22 Days Nutrition, which was founded by their trainer because they love the diet so much. Well, if it’s good enough for Bey...
Perhaps one of the most well-known vegan celebrities, Miley Cyrus is a strong believer in the lifestyle. So much so, she even got the vegan symbol tattooed on her... #VeganForLife (we hope).
After the death of her dog, Floyd, in 2014, Miley adopted a vegan lifestyle, but didn’t reveal it to the world until the following year; when the news came in like a wrecking ball (we’re not even sorry).
Gym bunny, Ellie Goulding was veggie before transitioning into veganism. So before you ask where vegans get their protein from, just take a look at Ellie’s guns.
The singer admitted that she felt ‘leaner and healthier’ after adopting a vegan diet and substitutes animal protein for vegan protein powder, green vegetables and nuts.
Miss Grande has been vegan since 2013 due to her intense love for animals. She’s reported to have said she actually loves animals more than most humans (us too, Ari, us too). She believes that a full plant-based diet can increase your lifespan and make you an all-round happier person. If her glowing skin is anything to go by, we’d say it’s workin’ for her.
Tatum The stunning Jenna Dewan Tatum is another passionate vegan celebrity, having adopted a plant-based diet when she was 10. As a keen yogi, she’s a strong advocate of the holistic lifestyle and believes it to be great for both her personal health and the environment.
Jenna is keen for her daughter, Everly, to make her own decisions when it comes to food, but she seems to be following in her footsteps and is keen on following a vegetarian diet. It must run in the family, eh?