In a recent tell-all article with Urbanette, Michelle Pfeiffer revealed her secret to looking young: veganism. Yes, she credited her youthful glow to her plant-based 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 vegan 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!
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.”