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Beyonce and Jay Z aren't the only celebs supporting a move to veganism

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BEYONCÉ AND JAY-Z are backing Veganuary.

In the introduction for Beyoncé’s trainer Marc Borges’ new book, the internet’s mam and dad challenged their fans to go vegan for 2019, after seeing massive health changes themselves after making the change.

“Having children has changed our lives more than anything else,” they wrote, according to People. “We used to think of health as a diet—some worked for us, some didn’t.

Once we looked at health as the truth, instead of a diet, it became a mission for us to share that truth and lifestyle with as many people as possible.”

“We all have a responsibility to stand up for our health and the health of the planet. Let’s take this stand together. Let’s spread the truth. Let’s make this mission a movement. Let’s become ‘the Greenprint’.” (‘Greenprint’ is the name of the book, just FYI.)

Beyoncé’s also previously credited veganism with getting her Coachella ready.

They’re not the only ones though – Benedict Cumberbatch was named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan for the year just gone.

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Some accolade, in fairness.

Zac Efron is also doing his bit for the planet by cutting meat out of his diet.

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It’s also the reason why he looks so ripped. Well, he reckons, anyway.

“That’s [veganism] 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,” he told Teen Vogue.

When Ellie Goulding learned about the ins and outs of the meat industry, she became vegan. 

In January 2018, she told The Cut: “Once I fully understood where meat came from … I found that concept quite hard to live with.

If you don’t need meat to survive, I don’t see why you have to have it.

“Also it makes you feel tired, it makes you feel lethargic, and your body finds it hard to process so much meat all the time.”


Ariana Grande said “thank u, next” (sorry) to eating animal products.

She credits a vegan diet with making her a happier person.

“I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding,” she told Mirror UK. “But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person.

It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know – veggies, fruit and salad – then when I get home I’ll have something else.”

(There’s loads of vegan options in Ireland now Ari, so you won’t be stuck come September.)

Miley Cyrus is also an advocate.

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She’s good for posting the odd vegan meal on her Instagram, if it’s #inspo you’re after. Her new husband Liam Hemsworth also made the change.

Pamela Anderson is pretty passionate about the vegan movement too.

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In a blog post in 2017, titled “FIGHT FAKE FOOD, NOT FAKE NEWS,” Pamela made the case clear.

“Veganism is about more than choosing not to eat animal products. Veganism is bigger than that. Veganism is about saving animals, saving ourselves, saving our societies, and saving our planet!”

Erykah Badu has a pretty good argument when it comes to approaching veganism.

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Having adopted the diet in 1997, the singer told People: “It’s just what’s best for my body.”

If I was a Lamborghini I would want to put the best gas in it.” 


If you fancy taking part in Veganuary or making a permanent change, there’s a good bit of information here.

If you’re not interested in either, that’s fine! Veganism is and always will be, a choice. Before you get up in arms or go in to detail in the comments about the steak you’re having for dinner, remember that, no one’s going to hold you down and pour lentils down you’re throat. 

Some (vegan) food for thought.

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