Shilpa Shetty Turns Vegetarian; Here Are 10 Other Celebs That Have Done The Same

by Tonakshi Kalra
Shilpa Shetty Turns Vegetarian; Here Are 10 Other Celebs That Have Done The Same

Shilpa Shetty is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. She is a multi-talented woman who never fails to impress as well as encourage us. She has been into yoga since many years, and have been teaching the same. She also owns a Youtube channel where she posts food recipes. One thing we always wanted to learn about her was what she eats to maintain that perfect body. And now, she recently took to her instagram account for a personal announcement that she has now turned a vegetarian.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has turned a vegetarian. Being from a Mangalorean family, fish and meat have been her diet staples for the longest time. So it was a hard and overwhelming decision for her to take, but also an important one. Speaking about the reasons for the switch, Shilpa Shetty wrote, “The shift happened gradually and now, I have accepted vegetarianism completely. I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint, and I’ve realised that how cultivating livestock for food may have increased sources of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous-oxide emissions, further responsible for climate change.” On that note, From Washing Vessels To Sweeping, Here’s What Our Celebs Are Upto During This Lockdown

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Ahh! My ultimate dream, to grow my own, but for now… I have something to share. Since I’ve shared many milestones here, this is something… that’s a very personal choice, a hard decision for me; seemed impossible at one time, but it felt like a ‘calling’ of sorts. The shift happened gradually and NOW, I have accepted vegetarianism completely. Primarily, because I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint in the environment. Over the years, I’ve realised that cultivating livestock for food, has not only destroyed forests but also been the largest sources of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous-oxide emissions. These are majorly responsible for the climate change our planet is experiencing. Also, following a vegetarian diet is not only beneficial for animals, but also can actually protect us from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, can improve & also reverse cardiovascular health, and some major diseases. It’s the best change for OUR health and the health of the PLANET. So, to give back to nature as best as I can, here’s a choice I’ve made for myself. Given my roots (Mangalorean), our diet always comprised of certain elements, meals would often feel incomplete without fish/ chicken as they became habits, then becoming an addiction. But ever since I adopted Yoga as a way of life, I always felt incomplete. I needed to step up… 45 years into this journey of life, and I’ve finally made the switch. In the past, being a hardcore non-vegetarian, even my YouTube channel has a lot of non-vegetarian recipes! I WON’T be deleting any of those, as they have been shot but going forward I WILL be focusing mainly on the vegetarian recipes. You all are and have been my extended family & my well-wishers for so many years, hence keeping you posted, about this important step. Every CHOICE has a CONSEQUENCE, make sure you make the right one ? With Gratitude, Shilpa Shetty Kundra ❤️??? . . . . #SwasthRahoMastRaho #vegetarian #gratitude #health #planet #change #choice #eatclean #mondaymotivation

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She added that it’s the best change for our health and the health of the planet. Though she has posted many non-vegetarian recipes on her channel before and she won’t be deleting them. But going forward, she will be focusing on the vegetarian ones.

10 Other Celebrities Who Turned Vegetarians Or Vegans

Shahid Kapoor

Raised in a punjabi family, Shahid Kapoor had been a hardcore non-vegetarian, but he gave up meat after reading Brian Hines’ Life Is Fair. The book advocates that killing and eating animals for food creates negative health effects for people, and since then there’s been no looking back for him. Now he earned a few lables as a vegetarian celebrity like Hottest Vegetarian by leading international magazine, PETA’s Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian (2009 and 2011), and PETA India’s Person of the Year for 2018.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Named PETA India’s Person of the Year for 2018, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, turned to the vegan way of life after learning of her lactose intolerance. The actress who loved seafood and curd, gave up dairy and meat to better her health. Even her fashion label, Rheson – co-owned with sister Rhea Kapoor, also keeps animal skins out of their products. Check out Bollywood Stars And Their Favorite Eating Spots In Delhi

Amitabh Bachchan

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इस Lockdown के काल में जितना मैंने सीखा, समझा, और जाना , उतना मैं अपने 78 वर्षों के जीवन काल में न सीख सका, न समझ सका और न ही जान सका ! इस सच्चाई को व्यक्त करना , इसी सीख, समझ और जानने का परिणाम है ! ? What I was able to learn, understand and know during the period of this Lockdown , I was unable to learn, understand and know, during my entire 78 years .. and to be able to express this truth , is the result of this learning, understanding and knowing !!?

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Bollywood’s Shehanshah Amitabh Bachchan even in his 70s sets goals for everyone out there. He is still one of the fittest actors in Bollywood who is a pure vegetarian who leads a healthy lifestyle. He doesn’t even smoke or drink. He gave up non-vegetarian fares and moved towards the better way of life in 2000. PETA named him the hottest vegetarian several times. On that note, Jai Amitabh Bachchan” Is The Chant At This Temple In Kolkata

Anushka Sharma

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Every dark cloud had a silver lining. And this time, while it may seem like the worst time and in so many ways it actually is, has also forcefully made us all stop and deal with things we might have been running away from because either we were ‘busy’ or it was convenient to say we were 'busy'. If this time is respected for what it is, it will enable more light to shine through. This time has also made us all realise what's truly important. For me just having food, water and a roof over my head and the good health of my family seems MOST important. Everything else is a bonus that I bow my head in gratitude for. But, that which we call 'basic' is not so basic for everyone after looking at all the people who struggle for just those few things. My prayers with them and their families. May everyone be safe and secure. This time has surely made me more reflective. This need to stay at home with your loved ones has been forced upon the entire world but there is a deep lesson for us all. There is a lesson to strive for work and life balance ( I've valued and strived for this dearly for many years now ), there is a lesson to devote more time in things that actually matter. Today, when I'm surrounded by all the blessings in my life, I just want to tell everyone how much compassion I feel for everyone who I see suffer. I want to help as many possible in the best of my abilities. I feel pride in our resilience to be better human beings. I can instinctively feel this in and around me. We will all have our individual and subjective lessons from this time and hopefully, such lessons will continuously stay with us all.

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Most of us know that Anushka Sharma is an animal lover. She has the cutest reason to turn vegetarian, she did so because of her pet dog Dude. She often posts pictures with her dog who does not like the smell of meat and non-vegetarian dishes. So she gave the meat up for him and turned vegan. Now she is pretty happy leading a vegetarian life. Also, check out Why Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Hit The Gym Together After Eating Chole Bhature?

Virat Kohli

As the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, you might think Virat Kohli is a non-vegetarian to maintain his high protein diet. You would be surprised to know that it’s been around two years since he has turned vegetarian. He was a hardcore meat-eater. Around 2 years back he turned vegetarian, but not fully Vegan. Around 90% of the dishes he eats are animal protein-free and dairy-free.

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Kangana Ranaut

Kangana is known for her brilliant acting and controversies but not many know that the Himachal girl is also a vegetarian-turned-vegan. Kangana first turned vegetarian but soon realised that dairy products did not suit her and often resulted in acidity. So, she decided to give them up and turned vegan in 2015. She also has been awarded Hottest Vegetarian of the year by PETA a few years ago. Check out Bollywood Celebs Reveal Their Favorite Maa Ke Haath Ka Khana

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a perfectionist. How could he not be in this list? Not a lot of people know that the actor is vegan. He does not eat meat or dairy products and it is all thanks to his wife Kiran Rao. She once showed him a video, which talked about negative health effects of meat and dairy on one’s body and that is when Aamir decided to give it up.

Sonakshi Sinha

Just like Anushka, Sonakshi Sinha also adores animals. She turned vegan to support her cause of animal protection. She wants animal cruelty to end and is doing her bit for it. She lost oodles of weight after turning vegan and is in great shape now. The actress also believes that a vegan diet helps boost metabolism.

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John Abraham

When we talk about the hottest and fittest actors of Bollywood, it’s John Abraham that definitely comes to our mind. But did you know that he built and maintained this physique without eating meat? Yes, John too is a vegetarian. He is a staunch fighter of cruelty against animals. He believes that one doesn’t need to rely on meat to bulk up.

Alia Bhatt

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Her love for furry friends, especially cats, is not a new thing as she has one. But the actor wasn’t always a vegan. It’s not long back since she decided to stay off meat. She is now a fan of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also said that her daddy Mahesh Bhatt is also a vegan like her. Alia also started an initiative for animal welfare, CoExist, which relentlessly works for stray animals in India.