There’s a reason why the 300-plus vegetarian celebrities in this year’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity poll happen to be super-sexy: Going vegetarian can help you get that figure you’ve always wanted. Plus, you’ll glow inside and out knowing that you’re not supporting cruelty to animals or environmental destruction! Here are our top 10 reasons why going vegetarian makes you sexy:
- 1. You Can Slim Down While Feeling Good
Need to shed some pounds? Vegetarians are, on average, up to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. Unlike unhealthy fad diets, which leave you feeling tired, going vegetarian is the healthy way to keep the excess fat off for good while feeling full of energy.
- 2. Sleep Better Knowing That You’re Helping Animals
Is your conscience keeping you awake at night? Everyone knows that more sleep means you’ll look better, and you’ll sleep like a baby knowing that you’re saving approximately 100 animals a year from horrible abuse.
- 3. A Healthier, Happier You
Vegetarians are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure than meat-eaters.
- 4. Vegetarian Food Is Delicious
You can wow your date or partner with scrumptious vegetarian food that won’t clog your arteries or put you in a food coma. As the demand for vegetarian food skyrockets, companies are coming out with more and more delicious alternatives to meat and dairy products that taste like the “real” thing.
- 5. Meat Is Gross
It’s disgusting but true: Meat is often contaminated with feces, blood, and other bodily fluids, all of which make it into animal products. If that’s not a turn-off, I’m not sure what is.
- 6. Help Feed the World …
There’s nothing sexier than helping others, right? Eating meat hurts people too. It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh! All that plant food could be used much more efficiently if it were fed to people directly.
- 7. … And Save the Planet
Eating meat is one of the worst things that you can do for the Earth; it’s wasteful and causes enormous amounts of pollution. The meat industry is one of the biggest causes of climate change. Eating meat is as unsexy as littering or pouring toxic fluids down the drain. Ick.
- 8. All the Cool Kids Are Doing It
The list of stars who shun animal flesh is basically a “who’s who” of today’s hottest celebs. We can’t think of a better bandwagon to jump on!
- 9. Look Sexy and Be Sexy
Vegetarians tend to be thinner than meat-eaters are and have more energy, which is perfect for late-night romps with your special someone. (Guys: The cholesterol and saturated animal fat in meat, eggs, and dairy products don’t just clog the arteries to your heart; over time, they impede the blood flow to other vital organs as well.)
- 10. Compassion Is Hot
In the end, there’s nothing appealing about someone who doesn’t care about animals, their own health, or the environment.
Want to follow the lead of the sexy stars in PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity poll? Take PETA’s Pledge to Be Veg for 30 Days to explore a vegetarian diet for one month, and we’ll e-mail you our favorite recipes as well as tips on making the switch to a vegetarian diet.
Posted by Ashley Fruno