Alicia Silverstone, well-known for her role in the movie Clueless is one of the more vocal animal lovers out there. It is her love of animals that inspired her to become vegan and it helps her stay trim. So what is the deal with eating vegan?
Vegans believe it is morally wrong to eat or use anything that came from an animal. Vegans don't eat meat, eggs, dairy products like cheese and ice cream, gelatin, or honey. Strict vegans do not wear leather, fur, feathers, pearls, bone, silk, wool, or use lanolin.
Vegans study products to figure out what ones are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and contain no animal ingredients. For instance, Alicia uses products from Kiss My Face and Burt's Bees because they are not tested on animals. Vegans feel animals have rights and deserve to be treated with respect.
Along with compassion for animals, Alicia also believes in making a conscious effort to have a positive effect on our world . She uses canvas bags instead of plastic ones, and she believes in recycling to decrease waste that goes into land fills.
Fit's Tips: You don't need to become a vegan to be healthy and environmentally conscious. You can opt for products that are cruelty free, as well as buy free-range meat and cage-free eggs whenever possible. And look for milk that clearly states it's rGBH-free.
Need a little more information? Let Steven the Vegan explain. He may be joking around, but his values come straight from the heart. To see the video, read more
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