Many People these days are choosing a vegetarian diet and for different reasons, whether it’s to be healthier, live longer or to avoid hormones used in animal foods. For others, a vegetarian lifestyle has more to do with religion, environmental concerns or protection of animals.
Many celebrities from athletes to actors to musicians are jumping on this lifestyle trend. Meet our 8 Vegetarian Latino Celebrities:
“Two years ago if you would have asked me, ‘Would you become a vegetarian?’ I would’ve been like, ‘You’re crazy! I love meat!’ … I am not eating meat at all, and I feel amazing. … My cholesterol is stable …. My head is clearer, I sleep better, my energy is where it needs to be.”
“I quit … meat, something I’ve always wanted to do. The result is that I feel great, more energized for everything I do.”
“I feel better spiritually, better physically, my skin and energy are better … I’m thinking about health, and about compassion, about the environment … all these things are a huge improvement.”
“Just by watching the torture towards animals [in slaughterhouses], I understood that it was something that was not acceptable and something I didn’t want to be a part of.”
“I think it’s important to realize that fish aren’t veggies. Fish have feelings, and fish are trying to live and breathe and do like we do.”
“Animals shouldn’t be used, tortured in any kind of way.”
“I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.”
KAT VON D
I had been a vegetarian for many years, then about five or six years ago I went vegan after seeing the documentary Forks Over Knives and I’ve never looked back. It was not that hard to do as I’d not been eating animals for so long and then eliminating all animal products was a natural step.
If case you are considering a vegetarian diet, It’s important to understand what type of vegetarian you’ll be. This will be based on which foods you have to avoid. When anyone switches to a vegetarian lifestyle, they have to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients your body needs. This can be done with proper planning.
What is a Vegetarian?
If you follow a vegetarian diet, that means you don’t eat meat, poultry, or fish. This category of eaters can be further divided by what animal products you choose to include in your diet:
- lacto-ovo vegetarians eat both eggs and dairy products
- lacto vegetarians eat dairy products but not eggs
- ovo vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy products
What is a Vegan?
As a vegan and if you are following the diet correctly, you don’t eat meat, poultry, or fish. You also don’t consume dairy products, eggs, or other animal products, including gelatin, milk and honey.