Many celebrities are known to follow a plant-based diet to fuel their fast-paced lifestyles. Woody Harrelson, Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Chastain – plus an increasing number of professional athletes.
Bryan Adams is also part of this group; the Canadian musician has eaten solely plant-based foods since 1989.
He told Kleinezeitung in 2017, “[a] vegan diet strengthens the immune system. Since I [have eaten] vegan, I no longer [get] sick.”
According to a number of studies, whole plant foods may help to prevent the onset of diabetes, cancer and other diseases, unlike animal-derived foods which have been linked to the development of cancer and other health issues.
The musician isn’t just in it for his own health, the star believes his affection for animals came naturally to him from a young age. He once said his motto is “If you love animals, don’t eat them.” He added, “the moment I began to understand what was going on with the treatment of animals, it led me more and more in the way of the path I am [on] now, which is a complete vegan.”
When the star is eating a raw vegan diet, he opts for salad dinners – he claims a vegan diet is helpful in maintaining a healthy weight and wishes more people his age knew about the importance of diet.
In 2016, Adams told Vegan Life Magazine, “[f]or those people who aren’t veggie or vegan it was the best gift I could ever give myself to do it. I am turning 57 years old this year and I work hard, I am always on the move but I have tonnes of energy because I am plant-based. It is absolutely the best thing you could ever do for yourself. It is a great path.”
So what does he eat to avoid the GP’s office?
Adams added, “My favourite vegan comfort food is probably bananas. That is what I would reach for every time. I spent some time following a raw food diet which I did actually find quite difficult at times. Bananas and avocados were my go to. I would eat a banana when I needed to feel full, and it would work every time.”