Actress Olivia Wilde recently confessed that she sometimes finds it challenging to stick to her vegan diet, but fortunately, it seems that she has some newfound motivation.
Just last month, she said, “[Being vegan] has been something that, for the past four years, has at times been consistent, other times less so. It helps if you have the right support system.” She credited Alicia Silverstone with teaching her how to successfully follow a plant-based lifestyle.
And on Tuesday, Wilde revealed that she had discovered another inspiration. She tweeted, “Watching Forks Over Knives and remembering why veganism is pretty damn health-savvy,” along with a link to the film’s website.
For those not in the know, “Forks Over Knives” is a documentary that showcases the numerous health advantages associated with a whole foods, plant-based diet. And Wilde is not the first celeb to be influenced by its powerful message. Russell Brand, Ozzy Osbourne, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eliza Dushku, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have all said that the film changed their approach to food.
It seems that the health benefits associated with the diet don’t stop at improving ailments such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the folks behind “Forks Over Knives,” a vegan diet also works as a natural form of viagra, improving blood flow to the sexual organs — something singer Jason Mraz can attest to!
It’s great to see more and more celebs promoting a plant-based lifestyle, and wonderful that Wilde has continued to seek out new forms of vegan inspiration. For more info on the film, check out the “FOK” website. Netflix and Amazon Prime subscribers can also stream the documentary.