Many celebrities choose to go vegan, but is Zac Efron one of them?
Zac Efron has been vegan for a few years now. He announced his decision to go fully vegan in 2018, after having experimented with a vegan diet the year before. He has since spoken out about how much he enjoys the vegan lifestyle and how it seems to have changed him.
Read on to learn more!
Zac Efron Enjoys His Vegan Lifestyle
Zac Efron, the High School Musical alumnus, is famous for his style, chiselled looks, and witty personality, but lately, he has been in the news for different reasons. Zac announced in 2018 that he was going fully vegan after having experimented with a vegan diet for months. He also spoke about how this change in lifestyle has completely changed him and his life. He also spoke about the toll that growing up in the spotlight can take on a person’s health, citing this as one of the reasons he went vegan – along with other efforts to improve his health like working out and getting enough sleep.
“Just like everyone else, I wake up, look in the mirror, and I see the imperfections and the bags under my eyes, and think, ‘Oh, man, is this really the best I’ve ever looked? I’m getting older?’ Recently what I’ve started doing is searching for the cure inside that’s causing the symptoms of what I’m getting on the outside,” he said.
In a 2018 interview with Teen Vogue, Zac said, “I’ve been experimenting with eating purely vegan. That’s completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolize 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.”
Zac isn’t the only celebrity to enjoy a vegan diet; some other famous vegans include Joaquin Phoenix, Pamela Anderson, Jessica Chastain, Woody Harrelson, Sir Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Peter Dinklage, and Ruby Rose. Veganism works well with workout regimes like Zac’s as well, which is why many athletes are vegan as well, including Venus and Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Colin Kaepernick, and David Haye!
Zac Efron is committed to His Vegan Diet
Zac Efron is so committed to his vegan diet that he sticks to it even when he is literally off the grid – a YouTube series called Off The Grid recently featured the actor out on a camping trip with some of his friends. The group – which included Zac’s brother Dylan – met some wildlife and hung out in the ocean and the desert, but most importantly, stuck to vegan food the whole time. Since they were endorsing in outdoor workouts and extreme sports like wake surfing behind speed boats, swimming in lakes, and jumping off of cliffs and into the ocean – they needed to keep their energy levels up.
Sources say that the vegan menu – most of which was either pre-cooked or cooked outdoors and on the spot – included foods like Justin’s peanut butter, which is made by the same brand that makes vegan dark chocolate and almond butter cups, for snacking. Meals for both nights included Fusilli pasta, tofu bolognese and avocado the first night, and pasta, canned chili, and tofu sausage the next night.
While many people like Zac switch to veganism for health reasons, it is more popular for being a cruelty-free lifestyle. For instance, there are more obvious benefits like the fact that you can save hundreds of animals from slaughter and a miserable life in slaughterhouses. But also, veganism is good for the environment! The meat industry contributes majorly to climate change, deforestation, and water waste; going vegan is much friendlier to the earth!