Vegetarian: Someone who does not eat any type of animal Meats
Vegan: Someone who eats no meats, including fish, and stays away from any products that come from animals.
Vegetarian and Veganism is a hot trend in today's day and age. People trying to adopt a new, healthier lifestyle decide to cut out the meat, and some even dairy, to try and live a healthier life. As a vegan I can personally vouch for the lifestyle and say I feel a lot healthier since I cut out meat and dairy (I'm also Lactose intolerant) from my diet.
Personally I first heard about the lifestyle from a famous celebrity and thought I should give it a try. You may be surprised who you will find on this list!
1. Jared Leto
Jared leto, the brand new clown prince of crime, has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for years. Citing that his diet is the reason that he looks 25 when he in reality is in his 40s. One of the greatest method actors around today, Leto is highly revered in Hollywood, especially after his Oscar winning performance in The Dallas Buyers Club. While he does occasionally adopt vegan dietary restrictions, he is primarily vegetarian.
2. Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz, the singer of the hit song I'm Yours, stays away from all animal products, Including dairy and eggs! I never would have thought!
3. Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson is a longtime vegan. He made the transition after learning that he was lactose intolerant (much like myself) and has stuck to the diet ever since. Not only has he adopted the dietary aspects of veganism, but he is also an avid animal rights and environmental protection activist! He really cares about the planet!
4. Toby Maguire
Yes! Even Spidey cut out the meat! Maguire is a longtime vegan. He was spotted along with his longtime friend and actor Leonardo DiCaprio at a steakhouse where he shied away from animal based products! That must have been tough!
5. Samuel l. Jackson
Samuel M*********ing Jackson is a vegan! The Avengers star revealed in a recent interview that he went vegan so he could "live forever". If Sam Jackson seems to think it will work then it must be true right?
6. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde was voted as Peta's Sexiest woman in 2010 and for good reason. A long time vegan, Olivia Wilde credits her lifestyle as the primary reason for her ageless beauty.
7. Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate has been a vegetarian for so long that she has forgotten what meat taste like, literally. In fact, she has adopted the lifestyle for so long that she doesn't remember eating any other way!
8. Leonardo DiCaprio
Besides being highly regarded as one of the greatest actors OF ALL TIME, Leo is well revered in the vegan/vegetarian community due to his massive contributions to the cause. A long time vegetarian himself, Leo funded an effort to bring the anti-agriculture documentary Cowspiracy to Neflix to raise awareness. Not only is he one of my favorite actors, he was also the inspiration for me to adopt my lifestyle!
9. Russel Brand
Russel Brand is a long time vegetarian who converted to veganism after watching the documentary Forks over Knives. He stated that even during his battle with addiction, which he bravely beat, he stayed true to his vegetarianism.
10. Kal Penn
The Kumar to Harold in the comedy series Harold and Kumar, Kal Penn is a long time vegetarian. Pretty surprising considering the first Harold and Kumar was about his quest for a burger slider!
11. Peter Dinklage
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is a long time vegetarian who made the change at 16 years old. He stated that he has always had respect for animals so the two just sort of go hand in hand. Peter Dinklage really does seem like a very caring and compassionate person so this doesn't surprise me as much!
12. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is one of my favorite actors ever and he is given up meat for quite some time. He is so dedicated to the diet that he has made attempts to get his kids to drop meat as well. He hates red meat so much that he reportedly hates when his long time wife Angelina Jolie eats meat, talk about dedication.
There are a TON of Vegan and Vegetarian Celebrities!
There are a ton of celebrities that have made the transition of going Vegan or Vegetarian, particularly in the last decade as more chocking environmental concerns and healthy eating options have come to light. Many convert for health reasons and many for moral purposes. In the end they all claim to be living a much healthier life and many advocate it as something we should all try! Grilled asparagus anyone?