Relishing The Green Way: 10 Celebrities Who Are Vegan Or Plant-Based

Veganism is a practice of avoiding the consumption of products like meat, fish, dairy and eggs to “exclude — as far as is possible and practicable — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” Here are some of the most famous vegan or plant-based celebrities you should know.

The difference between vegetarians and vegans is that while the former may consume dairy products , the latter steer clear of animal products by opting for a strictly plant-based diet .

As more and more people are adopting the vegan lifestyle, celebrities too can’t stop raving about this plant-based diet. Many of them have cited ethical, moral, health and environmental concerns to go vegan.

From Natalie Portman to Ariana Grande, here are 10 celebrities who are vegans and don’t shy away from endorsing their environment-friendly lifestyle to the masses. Billie Eilish

Image credit: Justin Higuchi/Wikimedia Commons Raised as a vegetarian, her decision to go vegan wasn’t a tough call for singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. In a 2018 YouTube series, she shared : “Becoming vegan wasn’t like a huge deal for me because meat was never a thing in my life. It wasn’t like I missed meat — it wasn’t like I had something to miss.”

Answering questions from actress Halle Berry and other famous fans during a 2021 interview with British Vogue , Eilish was quite vocal about her way of life. She said, “I am vegan. I’ve been vegan for, damn, seven years.”

Speaking about the ethics of the meat and dairy industry, the singer said, “Once you know that kind of thing and you see it, it’s really hard to go back,” adding, “even though I have lots of friends that eat dairy and meat and I don’t ever want to tell anybody what to do, 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.” Zac Efron

Image credit: @zacefron/Instagram The Baywatch (2017) star shifted to a plant-based diet to enhance his physical and mental well-being.

Sharing his experience with Teen Vogue in 2018, the actor said : “I’ve been experimenting with eating purely vegan. That’s completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolise food, the way it turns into energy, the way that I sleep. It’s been brilliant. It’s been great for my exercise, and great for my routine.” Joaquin Phoenix

Image credit: Harald Krichel/WIkimedia Commons Both Joaquin Phoenix and wife Rooney Mara follow a plant-based lifestyle. He went vegan at three.

Sharing the same in a 2018 candid chat with Collider , he said : “Really it was seeing these fish being killed when I was on a boat as a kid. They were catching fish, and I guess to stun them they were throwing them against the side of the boat. I just had a profound strong reaction. It felt like a real injustice.”

Phoenix added, “I think it made me distrustful, and angry, and frightened […]

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