Do you turn up your nose at a vegetarian meal? Perhaps the experience of Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma would change your mind.
The two actors, who were voted as the year's hottest vegetarians on the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s Indian website, PETAIndia.com, talked about the life-altering benefits of a vegetarian and vegan diet.
Anushka talked about the overall impact of one's diet: "It is very important what you eat, as that is what you are," she said. "So it's very important to make sure you're eating enough vegetables and drinking enough water, which I've always done."
Aamir, however, has switched over to a vegan lifestyle after his wife Kiran Rao showed him a video about healthy eating:
"At the end of it, I was convinced that vegans are way ahead of non-vegetarians and even vegetarians," he said.
The vegan lifestyle involves refraining from using any products and by-products, such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products.
PETA India manager Sachin Bangera said that both Anushka and Aamir were perfect examples of 'fit vegetarians' and 'they're inspiring millions of their fans to try plant-based foods.'