The Beatles’ former drummer Ringo Starr has revealed the secret to “staying young” and maintaining high energy levels. Speaking to music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone, Starr commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay “so young and active.”
The musician, who is 78 years old, spoke about how he keeps up with his busy life, including the launch of his coffee table photo book “Another Day in the Life,” and his tour with the All Starr Band, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
“You’re a busy man these days,” Rolling Stone interviewer Rob Sheffield said to the icon, asking him how he maintains the lifestyle.
“I think staying active keeps you young,” Starr said, adding that he works out with a trainer. Diet also plays a role; the drummer highlighted that he follows a vegetarian diet and includes broccoli “with every meal.”
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In an interview with EFE, Starr revealed he went vegetarian after attending a bullfight in Spain.
Since then, the musician has been admired for his graceful aging, with many pointing out that he looks even younger than his son. Back in 2016, Starr was said to be an “all-organic vegan,” though it is not clear whether he still sticks to a strictly plant-based diet. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that “eating carrots” was how he managed to keep young and healthy.
Starr isn’t the only member of the iconic English rock band to choose plant-based foods over meat. Paul McCartney follows a vegan diet. Last year, he teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella McCartney, as well as vegan actor Woody Harrelson, to create a short documentary that urges the public to ditch animal products for the good of the environment.
Paul’s late wife and fellow Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, who wrote and published multiple vegetarian cookbooks, also founded the plant-based meat brand that shares her name. The vegetarian and vegan Linda McCartney food brand produces a range of meat-free sausages, meatballs, and burger patties.
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