From using masks, peels, and creams to undergoing plastic surgery, people have been on an enduring quest to find the fountain of youth. But the search is finally over, because the secret to looking and feeling youthful has been revealed.
According to some of Hollywood’s most famous stars, it seems that a nutritious and compassionate vegan diet might hold the key to eternal youth. But these A-listers aren’t alone in making the claim; scientists back them up.
A Yahoo! Voices article describes how a nutritious vegan diet helps skin appear smoother and may even diminish fine lines. The author discusses the natural glow produced by eating plant-based foods rich in vitamins A and E, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens.
Want proof? Just look at these 18 vegan celebs who look absolutely amazing!
1. Davey Havok
Frontman for the bands DREAMCAR and AFI, Davey Havok went vegan after reading Diet for a New America by Dr. John Robbins. An outspoken advocate for animals, Davey created vegan fashion lines Zu Boutique and Eat Your Own Tail. Two of his favorite vegan spots are Candle 79 in New York City and Millennium in San Francisco. The 42-year-old says of veganism, “It’s been a positive choice in my life and I feel it would be a positive choice in anyone’s life.
2. Michelle Pfeiffer
The 59-year-old actress credits her youthful glow to her plant-based diet. In an interview with Urbanette she says, “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.
3. Emily Deschanel
Famous for her role as Dr. Temperance Brennan on Bones, the 41-year-old actress and recipient of Mercy For Animals’ 2012 Compassionate Leadership Award has been vegan for more than 20 years!
4. Christie Brinkley
A vegetarian since age 12 and now a vegan, the 64-year-old model and actress has “praised the weight loss and age-defying beauty benefits of the vegan diet, according to Celebrity Health & Fitness.
5. Mayim Bialik
The science nerd from The Big Bang Theory is also a big animal lover. The 42-year-old actress is a proud vegan and has even published her own plant-based cookbook!
6. Tony Kanal
The famed No Doubt bassist credits his veganism to his love for animals. The 47-year-old musician and Circle V co-founder is truly a die-hard animal rights activist.
7. Persia White
Best known as Lynn Searcy on the sitcom Girlfriends, the 45-year-old actress is also the co-producer of Earthlings, a powerful documentary that explores our relationship with nonhuman animals, including those used in food production.
8. Jessica Chastain
Famous for her roles in action movies, this 40-year-old bombshell gets all her energy from plants! “I don’t want to torture anything, Jessica says. “I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.
9. Bryan Adams
At 58, singer Bryan Adams looks amazing and we’re pretty sure it’s because he’s been vegan since 1989. This year he took to social media to wish his fans and followers a happy new year, while urging them to go vegan in 2018. But Bryan is no stranger to promoting the benefits of plant-based eating. In December he shared a Facebook post about his vegan journey.
10. Alicia Silverstone
The Clueless actress now runs a vegan blog and has written a plant-based cookbook! When she’s not busy working, she’s running around after her five-year-old son. So where does the 41-year-old mom get all her stamina? Plants, of course!
11. Pamela Anderson
Everyone has heard of Pamela Anderson. But what you may not know is that this 50-year-old glamour queen is a true champion for animals, lending her name to various campaigns promoting a vegan diet!
12. Erykah Badu
Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu has been vegan for more than 20 years. “Vegan food is soul food in its truest form, the 46-year-old artist and activist declares.
13. Daisy Fuentes
Daisy broke barriers as MTV’s first Latina VJ and was Revlon’s first Latina spokesperson to be signed to a worldwide contract. But did you know the 51-year-old is also vegan?! Daisy used her voice to help animals by hosting MFA’s 2016 Hidden Heroes Gala.
14. Richard Marx
Richard had hit after hit in the ’80s and ’90s, but what’s truly commendable is his commitment to veganism. The 54-year-old singer-songwriter looks incredible. If you follow him on social media, you can see he puts in the work, exercising regularly and eating nutritious plant-based foods. But his veganism isn’t just about being healthy and looking good; he’s also a die-hard animal rights activist!
15. Alexandra Paul
At 54, this Baywatch star looks amazing. Alexandra Paul is a longtime vegan and it shows. The actress and triathlete now lends her voice to the voiceless by supporting numerous animal protection organizations, including MFA!
16. Elaine Hendrix
The 47-year-old actress may be known for her roles as Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap or, more recently, Ava on Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, but she’s also a vegan advocate. She’s attended our Hidden Heroes Gala over the years and looks stunning every time she steps onto the red carpet.
17. Babette Davis
At 66, Babette Davis is a force to be reckoned with. She’s the co-owner of Stuff I Eat, a restaurant in Los Angeles that offers all-vegan, mostly organic food!
18. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox, who stars as Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, took to Twitter and Instagram last year to declare veganism “the best thing ever! The 45-year-old joins OITNB co-stars Danielle Brooks and Ruby Rose in healthy and compassionate eating.