Actor Zac Efron has started eating a vegan diet, and spoke to Teen Vogue about how ‘brilliant’ it is for him. The actor, known for his latest role in The Greatest Showman, talked about eating a ‘purely vegan’ diet and praised the benefits that his new diet has had on his body and energy.
Efron said: “I’ve been experimenting with eating purely vegan. That’s completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolize food, the way it turns into energy, the way that I sleep. It’s been brilliant. It’s been great for my exercise, and great for my routine.”
He spoke about his reasons behind making the diet change, saying: “I think that I want to be able to do what I’m capable of now when I’m 50, 60, 70 years old – like my great-grandfather.”
Other celebrities such as Will.I.Am have taken on vegan diets for their health, after he had worrying levels of cholesterol and high blood pressure and decided to take action to prevent it getting worse. Drake has also made news in the last week for declaring that he no longer eats meat, one step further to becoming vegan.