Famous Vegans

Famous Vegans

Who is a famous vegan (or vegetarian)???  Who ISN’T??!!! Anybody who is ANYBODY is a famous vegan!

For example:  Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Silverstone, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter) , Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Chelsea Clinton, Stella McCartney, Daryl Hannah, Moby, Heather Mills, Pamela Anderson, Ozzy Osbourne, Fran Drescher, Prince, Basketball Player Raja Bell, Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons, Shania Twain, Jackass star Steve-O, Serena and Venus Williams, Kristin Wig, Woody Harrelson, and (of course) Foxy Vegan, are just to name a few.  There are countless more.  (See links, below.)

But being vegan isn’t just cool, it’s the wave of the future.  It is necessary not just for your own health, but for the survival of the planet.  (See our pages on “Health” and “Environment”).  Our current system of food creation including the production of animal products is simply not sustainable.  Using ten pounds of resources to net one pound of resources is a bad business model in any situation — the house of cards will inevitably fall.  Except when corporations are involved, and there are big bucks are at stake.   (Money in their pocket, while the planet gets destroyed.  It’s time to take the power back — but this is another topic.  Click on the “politics” tab).

The single one thing you can do, right now, easily, without preparation, and without any cost, to prevent global warming and all the other things that can and will plague this planet due to the irresponsibility of humans — is to GO VEGAN.  The tool to save the world is right in front of you — your plate.

For more information about the environmental effects of animal product production, click on our “Environment” tab.

Athletes Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Professional vegan athletes are becoming more and more common, as people realize that there is no real need for animal protein versus plant protein.  Furthermore, the inordinate amounts of protein that we are conditioned to consume are equally unnecessary.  In fact, it is believed by some that we are so “over-consuming” animal protein products, that it is actually bad for our health, and bad for our physical performance.  No one proves this as much as a vegan athlete, many of whom say their performance abilities greatly improved after switching to a vegan diet.

Whether or not you are a tennis fan, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Venus Williams– generally considered one of the all time greatest tennis players and winner of four Olympic Gold medals.  Did you know that Venus eats a vegan diet?

In an interview with Health magazine in January of 2017, Venus explained how she originally started a vegan diet: “I started for health reasons.  I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and I wanted to maintain my performance on the court.  Once I started I fell in love with the concept of fueling your body in the best way possible.  Not only does it help me on the court, but I feel like I’m doing the right thing for me.”

Venus credits the switch to a vegan diet to changing her life and enabling her to continue playing tennis:
“I literally couldn’t play tennis anymore, so it really changed my life.  Because it was starting to take away what I loved, I had to make some changes, I had to change my life.  Thankfully, I was able to find something that helped me get back to doing what I loved.  It definitely changed my whole life.  It changed the place that I live at.  It changed everything.”

David Carter is a former defensive end who played in the NFL from 2011 to 2015.  He is 100% vegan and devotes his life to promoting plant based eating.  He is a magnificent specimen of a strong muscular human, who sustains himself entirely on plants.

An Olympic silver medalist from the 2012 London Games, 7-time U.S. National Champion, former world record holder and two-time Pan American gold medal winner, Dotsie Bausch, a vegan, has transitioned in full stride from professional athlete to influential advocate and a leading voice in sports technology, health, wellness and animal rights. In fact, Choose Veg recently named Bausch one of the “20 Badass Veg Women Who Are Making History.”

Scott Jurek is considered one of the greatest runners of all time and the greatest ultra marathoner of the modern era.  Scott has set at least eleven major course records including the 2189-mile Appalachian Trial.  In 2015, Scott set the Appalachian Trial speed record– averaging nearly 50 miles a day for 46 days!  He won the prestigious Western States 100-mile race seven times and was the first American to win the 153-mile Spartathlon, winning it twice!  He has won at least 24 ultra marathon races, all on a completely vegan diet, which he credits for his endurance, recovery, and consistent twenty year racing history.  Scott has written a New York Times best selling memoir called Eat & Run about his career as a champion athlete eating a plant-based diet. You can order the book here:

Jim Morris is a 75-year-old vegan bodybuilder, known for possessing an outstanding physique. At 75 he still trains hard and releases bodybuilding photos.  He is an outspoken advocate of a vegan diet and encourages people to eat  healthy, plant-based meals for not only their health but for their physical performance.

Carl Lewis is another vegan athlete.  He was voted World Athlete of the decade for the 1980′s and Olympic Athlete of the Century.  He has the proud record of winning Olympic gold medals as a sprinter; he also excelled in the long jump and achieved one of the athletics’ longest unbeaten runs.  Carl has accomplished all of this on a vegan diet.

Figure skater Meagan Duhamel won her second Bronze medal in World championships after a strong performance in Japan,with per partner, Eric Radford.

Former NBA Superstar John Salley touts the vegan diet and lifestyle, as well.  As a professional basketball star who played with the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers, John is living proof that you can perform just as well, if not better, on a plant-based diet.

The list goes on and on.  Just google “vegan athletes”, and you will be flooded with an abundance of names and information.  The proof is in the (vegan) pudding — you simply do not need meat, dairy, or eggs to excel in sports or other grueling and challenging physical activities.  Just be sure to consume fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, and soy products, and you’ll be good to go, as a vegan athlete!!  Of course, you still have to train.

Learn more about great vegan athletes.

Vegan Health & Fitness is a great magazine to learn more about living and training on a plant-based diet.  You can find where the magazine is sold near you or order a subscription here: http://www.veganhealthandfitnessmag.com/


For a complete list of famous vegans (and vegetarians), please click below:



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