Russell Brand has made the change from being a vegetarian to being a vegan. The comedian credits the documentary Forks Over Knives for his decision.
“I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen,” Brand wrote on his Twitter account, referring to well-known vegan, Ellen DeGeneres.
Forks Over Knives looks at veganism as a way to counteract disease and overall illness.
“The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes,” reads the Forks Over Knives website. “Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments – while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.”