will.i.am – vegan rapper
Rapper will.i.am (William James Adams) is best know as the founder and lead member of the band Black-Eyed Peas, although he is also a songwriter, actor and record producer who has worked with many famous musicians. He ditched meat, dairy and eggs back in 2017 after his doctor told him that he had high blood pressure and cholesterol. Heart disease and diabetes ran in his family, so his doctor encouraged him to take control of his diet as soon as possible.
Will.i.am admitted that he’d never given much thought to what he was eating before that. But he recognized that he needed to change his diet and start working out more. He became vegan, biked to work and lost 15lbs pretty quickly. He also noticed that he was experiencing other health improvements.
“I switched my regimen, went plant-based and it changed my life. I lost 20 lbs. My stress levels came down naturally. I have more energy. My sleep regimen is awesome,” he explained.
“It changed my life, and I would encourage everybody to have a plant-based regimen,” the rapper continued. “You don’t need the meat, you don’t need to have decaying flesh in your body. The more I think about it I was like, ‘Ew.’ I was just, I had death in me. Decayed flesh and crazy chemicals I can’t pronounce.”
Since going vegan, the rapper has become a major advocate for plant-based living. He recognizes the value of a vegan diet, not only for his health but also for environmental reasons and to end animal suffering. He encourages his fans to join his “V.Gang” – a group of people taking a hardcore approach to wellness and conscious living.