Zac Efron has supported animal rights in the past, but said going vegan hasn’t worked for his body.
Zac Efron, who had been a vegan for two years, went back to eating animal products, saying his body couldn’t process vegetables.
The Baywatch star, 34, opened up about his diet in a recent interview with Men’s Health.
According to Efron, who was drawn to his Down to Earth co-host Darin Olien’s lifestyle, he began to feel exhausted after two years of a plant-based diet.
“My body wasn’t processing vegetables the right way. “So I decided to quit and try something new,” the actor said. Told the magazine.
In a bid to regain his health, the actor began intermittent fasting and slowly began to reintroduce all foods into his diet.
The actor has now opted for a high protein diet and eats only two meals a day.
The actor also revealed in the interview that veganism isn’t just at odds with his body; it also deprived him of offal – a delicacy he thoroughly enjoys.
“It’s a little weird, but I really like organ meats. I love liver and onions,” he said.
He concluded the interview by saying he regretted giving up on the lifestyle. “Morally, of course, I would still like to be vegan.”
Zac Efron’s Animal Defense
Although Efron gave up a plant-based diet for health reasons, he has been a supporter of animal rights in the past.
The former High School Musical star starred alongside actor Ricky Gervais in an animated film created to end animal testing around the world called Save Ralph.
Produced by non-profit animal rights organization Humane Society International (HSI), the film follows the story of Ralph, a rabbit who is blind in one eye and deaf in one ear as a result of extensive animal testing .
Despite his animal advocacy efforts, he had a mistake when he teamed up with Kodiak Cakes, a brand of pancake and waffle mixes, to shoot their new campaign featuring Tank, 27, a brown bear born in captivity.
Animal rights organization PETA called the move “hypocritical” and called on Kodiak Cakes to remove its ad or replace Tank with a CGI alternative.
“Treating Tank like a prop and not appreciating that, unlike Zac, he will never be able to choose his roles is a form of speciesism,” said Debbie Metzler, PETA’s director of captive animal welfare.
“PETA urges Kodiak Cakes and Efron to focus on truly protecting wild bears by keeping Tank and other performing animals out of their ads.”
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