Michelle Pfeiffer - "Veganism Is My Fountain of Youth"
Michelle Pfeiffer In a tell-all article with Urbanette back in 2016, revealed that her secret to looking young is following a vegan diet. Yes, she credits her youthful glow to her plant-based diet and in 2019 she still follows that diet!
"Eating a vegan diet, it’s just so much healthier and you avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body. I really noticed a difference in my skin not too long after switching to fully vegan. And I needed to eat the fruits and vegetables to stay lean. It’s all about vanity, honestly. [She laughs.] The older I’ve gotten, the more it’s occurred to me that I’m doing it in order to live longer, though the vanity component will always be there."
She said the light bulb went on when she watched CNN’s The Last Heart Attack. With a family history of cancer, she decided a plant-based diet was the healthiest option.
Indeed, study after study shows that a plant-based diet may not only reduce your risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer, but also improve longevity and lower your chance of obesity, diabetes, and stroke!
There is a notion that a plant-based diet is difficult to adopt and stick to and Pfeiffer very openly admitted that it was in the beginning; "Maybe for the first few weeks, but I love the vegan diet because I love carbs. I've never really loved animal protein in terms of animal meat. I only ate it because I used to think it was good for me.'"
Michelle’s advice on going vegan? "Just go for it! I just told myself one day that I’m going to do it and I’m going to give myself eight weeks. And that I’m not going to commit on this for a lifetime because it’s psychologically huge for people to wrap their minds around it."
Hairy Vegan Note: You may notice that this article flits between using the terms vegan and plant-based... I have to put this straight. Michelle Pfeiffer is absolutely plant-based, but she is not vegan. She does still do things like wear leather and make up by brands that test on animals. But, she is a good advertisement for plant-based, which is a definite step in the right direction and it does of course mean less animals suffering, although personally, i'd prefer to see none at all suffer. But this is one of those cases where the line between plant-based and being vegan is as clear as night and day. One can be plant-based for health reasons, but being vegan means giving up all animal products, to follow the ethical vegan code: