The health documentary Forks Over Knives is creating big changes in Hollywood. The film, which touts the health benefits of a vegan diet, has been the catalyst for several celebs to embrace a plant-based diet. The first to announce the change was comedian and longtime vegetarian Russell Brand, who proclaimed last month that he made the leap to veganism after watching the film.
It wasn’t a surprise that more celebs followed suit, but few were expecting rocker Ozzy Osbourne to be the next one to take the plunge. While appearing on wife Sharon’s show The Talk, he announced that he, too, was switching to an animal-free diet after viewing Forks Over Knives, and stated that he hoped the diet would make him feel better while he’s on tour.
And now the film, which, according to its website, “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods,” can claim another celebrity convert: Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
The dancing pro recently explained that she and her fiance, Jesse Sloan, had made the leap to a vegetarian (although not vegan) diet. “We saw that amazing documentary ‘Forks Over Knives’ and that cleared everything up for us. Every Sunday we’re going to the farmers market now, getting our fresh fruits and veggies. It’s just two weeks, but we feel much better. I love animals. I don’t want to eat them,” said Inaba, who is mom to four rescue cats and would love to adopt more.
And luckily for Inaba, she’s marrying a good cook. Her future hubby makes “amazing vegetarian meals for me,” she said.
Sounds like the foundation for a wonderful marriage! And who knows? Maybe veganism is in the future for the happy couple.