Every day we hear of celebrities and sports persons adopting plant-based nutrition and advocating its benefits for the individual and environment. Whether it is due to the health concerns, ethics or sustainability, plant-based diets and lifestyles are becoming popular. Surveys are showing a massive shift towards eating more plant-based foods in people across the globe.
Among the inspiring celebrities who follow the plant-based lifestyle, Natalie Portman needs a special mention.

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About Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman who is an Oscar winning actress and a passionate environmentalist is following a vegetarian diet since she was a child. Portman after reading the book “Eating Animals”, adopted a complete plant-based lifestyle. She is an animal rights activist, supports PETA and poverty-relief charities and is an ambassador for WE Charity. Portman is the face of Miss Dior and she has millions of followers on social media. Her Oscar-winning transformation for the movie “Black swan” got her world-wide recognition. The actress and a proud mother of two has revealed that it is her plant-based diet that keeps her in movie-worthy shape and looks. She also mentioned that plant-based diet helped her in avoiding toxins that could age her skin and body.

Natalie Portman’s Diet Plan
If you religiously follow her, you’d know that Natalie is a fitness-freak and she swears by a healthy lifestyle. Her diet is extremely simple. Her diet plan can be followed with foods that are easily available at home.

So, here’s what goes into Natalie Portman’s diet plan:
Being aware of the personal benefits of a plant-based diet, Natalie follows a fresh plant-based diet. She always prefers eating fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. She also gives extra care in knowing what is exactly in her food wherever she goes or when it comes to processed foods.

Portman prefers to have oatmeal or avocado toast in the morning. She takes lots of salads consisting of iron-rich vegetables and fruits. As she does not take dairy products, for the source of iron, she drinks almond milk and eats leafy vegetables. She does hate junk food and tries to ignore them as much as possible. Broccoli and apple are her favorite foods. Her ideal dinner includes pasta. Along with that, she drinks lots of water to flush out the toxins and impurities.

Portman also takes vitamin supplements such as Vitamin D everyday and Vitamin B12 shots once a month as she believes that they are difficult to get from plant-only sources.

Once a week, she treats herself to a beer or a glass of wine in the evening.
Her diet mostly includes:
Proteins: Lentils and beans, raw nuts and nut butter, tofu and Greek yogurt
Carbohydrates: Steel cut oatmeal with organic fruit, brown rice and sweet potatoes, whole grains and quinoa

Fibres and other nutrients: Spinach, kale, squash, asparagus, eggplant, onions, peppers zucchini, cucumbers, romaine, and all other green vegetables.
Her diet excludes meat, fish, dairy, eggs, animal products, junk foods, artificial additives, and processed foods.

In an interview she mentioned that she went back to eating eggs and dairy during her pregnancies, but post-pregnancy she switched back to plant-based diets.

Pre-event energy booster:
Natalie used to have pancakes and veggie burgers before going to any event, as she does not prefer eating any junk food due to the unavailability of healthy snacks. She also loves to eat black beans and tofu burgers.

Cheat-eat:
Natalie prefers to have vegan ice cream or high-quality dark chocolate in small servings while she is on her cheat meal.

Conclusion:
Natalie Portman who is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner believes and advocates that a plant-based diet is not only beneficial to the planet, it also spares countless animals a lifetime of cruelty. Most of her family members have also started following the plant-based diet. She has even turned the book “Eating Animals,” into a movie to advocate plant-based diet. It was debuted at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado and received worldwide appreciation.
“I really love food, and I want to take joy in it, and part of enjoying my food is also knowing that it’s positive for other creatures and not harming anyone.” – Natalie Portman

Reference:

  1. Natalie Portman Explains Why She’s Vegan in Heartwarming Speech.
    https://mercyforanimals.org/natalie-portman-explains-why-shes-vegan-in/
    Accessed on: 21-11-2020.

  2. Natalie Portman.
    https://fitnessclone.com/natalie-portman-diet-workout/
    Accessed on: 21-11-2020.

  3. Natalie Portman Discusses How We Can Reduce Our Environmental Impact With a Vegan Diet on Colbert.
    https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/natalie-portman-discusses-reduce-environmental-impact-vegan-diet-colbert/
    Accessed on: 21-11-2020.
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