Veg Celebrities

Jessica Chastain is vegan

Jessica ChastainActress Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress for her role as Maya, the CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty, is a vegan. She has been a vegetarian for 15 years, and a vegan for six.

Jessica explains, “It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.” However, there was a scene in the movie “The Help” where she had to eat a fried chicken; she ensured that it was a vegan chicken.

She recently revealed that she is highly inspired by her mother, who is also a vegan and runs vegan restaurants as well. She believes that being a vegan offers great perks regarding health. She has been able to lose some extra pounds after following a strict vegan diet.

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Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or Amazon.com.

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