However, a vegetarian diet must be "appropriately" designed to ensure that the body is met with all essential nutrients in adequacy. Following a vegetarian diet has also been associated with reduced instances of heart diseases and diabetes as well as cancer.
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The 74 year old megastar has been named by PETA India (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as the 'hottest vegetarian celebrity' multiple times.
A recent convert, Mr. Khan announced his vegetarianism in the year 2015 stating his wife to be the inspiration for him to make this lifestyle move.
The 'Sultan' actress was another in the row to embrace vegetarianism in the year 2015. She was also voted as one of the hottest vegetarians voted by PETA in 2015.
The 'Rangoon' actress turned vegetarian a while back and has now decided to turn vegan, When I decided to become a vegetarian, I realised dairy consumption was not agreeing with me and was giving me acidity. Hence, I switched to being a vegan and this has made a lot of difference in my life," she was quoted by PETA.
In her recent appearance at Karan Johar's talk show Sonam admitted embracing vegetarianism after filming for Neerja and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. "I have been able to make more compassionate choices now," she shared on the show. As per a PETA report, Sonam has slowly gotten off dairy as well.
The 'Udta Punjab' actor has always been a vegetarian and claims to enjoy it by all means. He was named the hottest vegetarian of the year by PETA in 2015 along with Sonam Kapoor.