Beyonce recently blogged on her Instagram that she is going on a vegan diet to prepare for Coachella and she wants her fans to join her!
Beyonce has 112 million followers on Instagram and as a Vegan that promotes healthy living through plant-based diets we are happy about it!
“We want to challenge you as we challenge ourselves to move toward a more plant-based lifestyle and acknowledge you for standing up for your health and the health of the planet.”, Beyonce and Jay-Z state on the 22 Days Challenge Website.
Obviously this is not news for those of us long term plant-based diet followers. A whole -food vegan diet has been linked to better health, prevention of diabetes, and cancer, as well as the prevention of obesity.
Not to mention how the consumption of meat has led to a toll on our planet, including water and air pollution, land degradation, deforestation, and the extinction of many species being pushed to the brink.
Naysayers of course have their own opinions about Beyonce’s plea. “Since when has being vegan become so diluted that you can nip in and out of it on a whim and also exploit animals by wearing their skins and products that have been tested on them? Time to take back our word and restore it to it’s true definition.”
Alright, I hear ya. I am of course not in support of animal testing or wearing fur. However if Beyonce can get even a few of her 112 million followers to go Vegan for Coachella. And that in turn gets a few of them to stay vegan then does that not make us plant-based proponents even a little bit “Crazy In Love with Beyonce?”