There are many ethical, environmental and personal reasons why an individual will choose a vegetarian diet, and it is gaining popularity for these reasons. In September 2005, the American Journal of Medicine released a study of participants showing that a low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping people lose weight and improve insulin-sensitivity than an omnivorous diet of meat and plants. However, a vegetarian diet must be followed correctly or else the individual runs the risk of gaining weight if all they are doing is eating pasta, cheese and potato chips.
Hollywood is full of vegetarians and vegans, those who don’t consume animal products in any form. Actresses Alyssa Milano, Ashley Greene, and rock star Anthony Kiedis are all vegans. If followed correctly, you will likely experience improvements in your health on a vegan diet, and maybe knock off a few pounds too.
From Kellie Pickler to Omar Epps, we’ve rounded up the sexiest vegetarian celebrities and taken a look at their reasons for going meat-free.