Superstars with plant power
Some of the biggest names in sport, music, film and science have been vegetarian. Here’s just a taster of those with real plant power!
The chart-topping, world-famous singing sensation gave up eating meat in 2011, the same year she released her Grammy-winning album 21. The birth of her son Angelo in 2012 encouraged her to stick to a plant-based diet, helping her stay healthy for both her family and her career.
Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio is a long-term vegetarian. The star who found worldwide fame following his role in Titanic, even apparently convinced famous healthy-eating queen Gwyneth Paltrow to give up meat when they first met over 20 years ago.
When she was just 10 years old, Lizzie Armitstead told her parents that she wanted to be a vegetarian. Now, she’s grown up to be one of the most successful female cyclists ever. She not only won Team GB’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympics, but she’s currently the British, Commonwealth and World Road Racing Champion!
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Known as the greatest scientist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein was also a vegetarian. Best known for his theory of relativity, Einstein gave up meat and fish in favour of a purely plant-based diet, convinced that “man was not born to be a carnivore.”
Even the diplodocus!
Okay, so the diplodocus isn’t a person – but they’re definitely one of the most famous dinosaurs, not to mention one of the biggest! Completely plant-powered, they still weighed around 15 tonnes, had long necks and whip-like tails, and roamed the earth 150 million years ago, constantly on the hunt for plants to munch on!