usher
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegan
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Hip hop star Usher has come over to the green side. Radar Online is reporting that the 33 year-old singer has gone vegan, and loves what it’s doing to improve his already enviable abs.

A source told Radar, “Usher frequents a few vegan restaurants in New York City and not only loves the food, but feels like it’s the healthiest way to live.”

Apparently, the singer is close with Justin Bieber. So close that he’s trying to get the teen sensation to enhance his diet as well to keep him energetic while on tour. The same source said, “He’s desperate to get Bieber on the same health kick he is and thinks with all the touring and busy schedule he has, it would keep him energized.”

The source adds that thus far, Bieber isn’t game for the change in diet, but he does see Usher as a mentor, so it can’t be ruled out. Bieber is also friends with Ellen, so maybe Usher and the host can both work on convincing him.

Usher has apparently focused more on healthy living since his father died of a heart attack in 2008. Bill Clinton and Rosie O’Donnell would agree that the best medicine to keep your heart healthy is to adopt a plant based diet. Kudos to Usher for changing up his eating so he can be around to entertain the world for many years to come.

Our big question is… What are his favorite restaurants in NYC? Has anyone spotted him at any vegan joints?

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kelly.cline.180 Kelly Cline

    The Red Bamboo (140 W. 4th St)….i live in Chicago, but this is my must-go-to restaurant while in nyc.

  • Bex

    I work at a very popular vegan restaurant in NYC and have not had him come in, but I had heard that he refuses to tip! Maybe his compassionate lifestyle will change that!

  • ozzythaman

    maybe i will start listening to his music now… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/April-Rain/100000180742219 April Rain

    Aw thats wonderful to hear..Yah!

  • http://mybodyzen.com/ Abby

    Sweet! Good to hear! :)

  • Toni

    lol at rosie o’donnell giving health food advice…

  • http://www.facebook.com/NaokiKero Seymour W Eliot

    veganism isn’t a diet. the diet vegans have is called plant-based or “strict vegetarianism”. veganism is a moral stand against injustice. nothing to do with health.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrozenMermaidN6VEGAN Lynn Reed

    If he follows a plant based diet for health reasons, then he is a dietary vegetarian, not a vegan. Anyways, I’m glad he switched to a plant based diet!
    More celebrities should do the same, as it’s better for other animals, for the planet, and for their own health. Go veg!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrozenMermaidN6VEGAN Lynn Reed

    If he follows a plant based diet for health reasons, then he is a dietary vegetarian, not a vegan. Anyways, I’m glad he switched to a plant based diet!
    More celebrities should do the same, as it’s better for the other animals, for the planet, and for their own health. Go veg!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michele.mccowan Michele McCowan

    I was already a fan…but now I am a mega-fan! Love this!

  • B LaRoche

    I find it comical how the media says Vegan & what it means to them. It is not just a plant based diet it is a cruelty free lifestyle that values all life to say the very least

  • http://www.facebook.com/lexi.cabral.9 Lexi Cabral

    are you serious, Usher a vegan!! so he got rid of all those furs he use to have and he won’t use anything that comes from an animal (including no leather seats, belts shoes..etc.) cause that’s what going vegan is all about, not just eating a vegan diet!!!!