Alicia Silverstone is a proud vegan. She's also a proud mother, and the Clueless actress feels the two go hand-in-hand in some ways. The film and television star believes that, thanks to the family's vegan lifestyle, her son has never needed medicine. Here's what the actress and PETA spokesperson said about the matter.
The surprising quote came from Alicia Silverstone's conversation with Page Six. When talking about her 7-year-old son, Bear Blu Jarecki, she claims that because he has been raised on the vegan lifestyle, he has "never" needed to take medicine, with only the occasional cold ever making him sick from time-to-time. Since he's being raised healthy and he's eating healthy, Silverstone claims the green lifestyle does a whole lot of good for him.
Alicia Silverstone has been a very outspoken vegan throughout the past two decades. In fact, she claims she first became a vegan around the age of 21, and the 42-year-old actress has remained a vegan throughout that span of time. Alas, it has an uphill battle for her to make the conversation more socially accepted. She claims there were times where she had to explain what it meant to be a vegan, and how it brought her so many unique benefits.
Yeah, some people are still completely "As IF" about being vegan, but at least they have a better understanding of the concept. But Alicia Silverstone hasn't backed down. She's built a second lifestyle for herself based on her vegan beliefs. She's written cookbooks for vegans, and she has spoken out in many public settings about what it means to be a vegan, and how abstaining from all animal products has served her and her son well throughout the years.
Still, this revelation is definitely a very surprising one. Even with the benefits that are often prescribed to vegans, one would think not needing medicine would be mentioned more regularly by others. But Alicia Silverstone was just speaking for herself and her son at this point. If the takeaway is that her son has had a pretty healthy life so far, good for him. We can only hope it stays that way.
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