PETA’s Heather Moore: Going vegan can help you, animals and the environment
Dear Editor: What do Ted Danson, Venus and Serena Williams,Jason Mraz, Larry Hagman, Eliza Dushku, Emily Osment, Ozzy Osbourneand Russell Brand all have in common?
They’re all newly vegan.
The number of vegan celebrities seems to be growing each week.Many stars have gone vegan in order to help animals, protect theenvironment, or improve their health. Mraz, who’s perhaps bestknown for his hit song “I’m Yours,” says that vegan foods give himmore strength, energy and stamina, so he can perform better, on andoff stage. Hagman, who’s famous for his role as JR on “Dallas,”reportedly lost 25 pounds and won his battle with cancer by goingvegan. Bill Clinton, who began eating more vegan foods in 2010,also lost weight and reduced his risk of life-threatening diseasesjust by eating great-tasting plant-based meals.
According to a World Preservation Foundation study, 75 percentof common chronic diseases can be prevented if people eat veganfoods rather than meat, eggs and dairy products. If you want togive it a try, visit www.PETA.org or follow @peta on Twitterfor tips, recipes, and stories about animal-friendly stars.