Michelle Pfeiffer Credits Veganism for Health & Looks
Michelle Pfeiffer, best known for her roles in Scarface, Hairspray and Batman Returns, has recently credited veganism for her health and ageless appearance in an interview on Urbanette.
In the interview, 57-year-old Pfeiffer talks about the benefits of veganism as well as her initial reasons for adopting the diet. She credited ‘The Last Heart Attack’ on CNN, where she watched Bill Clinton speak about the last heart attack he suffered, and his recommendation of the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Esselstyn. She found the science in the book to be “irrefutable” and stated that it also had a personal connection with her as her own father died from cancer.
The actress not only credits the diet for health, but also for her youthful look. She responded to a comment on her glowing skin, stating:
“I definitely think it’s because I’m vegan. Eating a vegan diet — it’s just so much healthier — and you avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body. I really noticed a difference in my skin not too long after switching to fully vegan. The older I’ve gotten, the more it’s occurred to me that I’m doing it in order to live longer, though the vanity component will always be there.”
While the actress stated that adopting the diet was a little difficult for the first few weeks, she said she found it easy to stick with because she could enjoy carbohydrates and was never really a huge fan of animal-based protein, and only ate them because she assumed it was good for her. For those looking to become vegan, Pfeiffer’s advice is to take things slow and avoid scaring yourself with the concept of “forever”, and to allow the benefits of the diet be what motivates you to remain on it. She stated:
“If you really give yourself long enough to start feeling differently and sort of see the benefits then it will be great.”
The actress also stated that although she has never gotten plastic surgery, she has learned to “never say never”.
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