Since stealing our hearts as Cher in “Clueless”, Alicia Silverstone has found a new role as an outspoken animal rights activist. She is also an advocate for a strict plant-based lifestyle and is an active PETA supporter. She believes that the changes she made early on have helped her immensely with maintaining good health and finding inner peace. Here are a few principles she swears by.
1. She Is Committed to Non-Suffering
Alicia’s commitment to non-suffering is tied to her spirituality. She believes that there is no need for anyone or any creature to suffer, especially on her account. While it is one thing to be unable to help someone when they’re in pain, it is entirely different to do nothing when you’re the cause of their suffering. This is the driving reason behind why she adopted a vegan lifestyle. She feels that it’s all about making the right choices and not be willing to turn a blind eye when there’s so much suffering in the world.
2. She Buys Local and Green
Alicia buys only local produce and believes that doing this is vital to our survival. She had been vegan for many years when she learned that buying fruits and vegetable that are out of season means that they are shipped from other parts of the world. This can be incredibly wasteful and damaging to the environment. If the food is not growing in your region, it probably means that your body isn’t equipped to make the most of it. Also, the fruits and vegetables won’t taste as good since it’s likely that they’ve been harvested early, waxed and flown around the world.
3. She Uses All-Natural Beauty Products
Alicia doesn’t find it hard to substitute chemicals with all-natural beauty products. There are several companies out there producing organic, high-quality alternatives. On her blog, TheKindLife.com, she shares information on the brands that she loves and the toxic ingredients to avoid. She swears by the rule that if there’s an ingredient listed on a label that she can’t research or pronounce, it is best to avoid it.
After becoming vegan and giving up animal-derived products, Alicia noticed the incredible mental and physical benefits of eating clean, nourishing food. It didn’t take her long to realize that the same goes for beauty and skincare products. Alicia believes that her commitment to a green and clean lifestyle has helped her lead a happier, more balanced life.