There has been a growing trend towards vegetarianism these days. An increasing number of people, including some celebrities, are turning vegetarians citing health benefits and animal rights. The Internet is flooded with articles and studies that claim the benefits of a vegetarian diet.
Some studies and research claim that vegetarians live longer and tend to fend off chronic diseases like cancer, high cholesterol, etc. better than their non-vegetarian counterparts.
Let’s have a look at some of these notable personalities and celebrities who turned vegetarian and their motive behind it.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, who says, “I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian.” He says whatever he believed about diet for so long was just a myth, and a veggie diet helps him maintain his athlete self and proper form.
2. Amir khan
Dangal actor Amir khan, who couldn’t stay away from fish, chicken, and meat, now stays away from dairy products and meat, and he thanks his wife for that. His wife, Kiran Rao, showed him a video that informed him about 15 diseases that could be prevented by turning into a vegetarian.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
Holding the title of Peta’s hottest vegetarian alive since 2002, Amitabh Bachchan is a superstar and legendary actor who gave up on non-vegetarian food. He also avoids rice, alcohol, aerated drinks, and smoking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
4. Sundar Pichai
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is making us Indians proud, is also a vegetarian, although he eats eggs. He is also a tea lover like most Indians. In an interview, he said, “I’m not a morning person, so I need my time with my paper and tea to wake up and kind of get going.” He also takes out some time for exercise anytime later in the day.
5. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid wasn’t a vegetarian in his early life but did turn into a vegetarian a few years back after reading an inspirational book gifted to him by his father. The book had such an impact on Shahid that he has not touched meat ever since reading that.
The book was ‘Life is Fair’ by Brian Hines, in case you are wondering.
The evergreen star of Bollywood and ageless beauty, Rekha follows a strict vegetarian diet. She endorses the idea of being a veggie and claims that it positively affects your mind and body. PETA has awarded her the with the title of ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celeb.’
7. Akshay Kumar
Undoubtedly one of the fittest stars of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, believes in practicing a holistic lifestyle. Thanks to his fitness-conscious attitude and disciplined fitness regime, this master of martial arts have complete trust in a functional workout and strict diet. He swears upon his strict veggie diet, and it is one of his top fitness rules in Bollywood today.
8. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez is strictly against animal cruelty and has always believed in consuming a clean and healthy vegetarian diet. Jacqueline Fernandez also supports multiple NGOs that work towards promoting animal protection and safety.
9. Alia Bhatt
Alia had decided to stay off meat for a short while, but after noticing some positive changes, she decided to be vegetarian for life. She is happily enjoying her new diet and is now a huge fan of vegetables, fresh fruits, and curd. She seems to be walking on the path of her father, Mahesh Bhatt, a renowned director who is a vegetarian too!
Now, are you inspired to try a vegetarian diet? We understand that by deciding so, you might occasionally miss your steak. So, we suggest you eat whatever you like but in moderation. Keep a close check on your food and count your calories. After all, being a vegetarian and frequently eating Samosa, and other fried food will help neither!