Alicia Silverstone’s plant-based diet is like a miracle medicine for son Bear. In an exclusive interview with ET, Alicia Silverstone claims that her son had to never take antibiotics due to her plant-based diet. The 44-year-old actress first revealed this secret in her 2014 book “The Kind Mama”. Alicia Silverstone’s son Bear, was 3 years old when the mother made the claim that he had to never seek medical attention in his childhood and he was only sick two times, and that too for a very short duration.
She said that he was “an example of health” who never needed antibiotics intervention in his nine years of life. ” This is a child who is plant based, To never have needed antibiotics in nine years and to never have needed any kind of medical intervention… Most kids have so many ear infections, they’re taking medicine all the time. I’m not saying I wouldn’t give it to him… I’m saying he doesn’t need it”
“He’s just so healthy. I just want to share that with the world. So people can see that a plant-based baby is really healthy… It’s not like they’re just doing OK. They can do better.”
Why did Alicia Silverstone turn towards a plant-based diet?
Alicia Silverstone turned to veganism initially due to her love for animals especially for her dog, Sampson but later on, she realized how her choices made a great effect on the planet. The “Clueless” star not only follows a vegan diet but also follows an environment-friendly way to live. She along with her son follows the “zero-waste” practice and even integrates the “permaculture principles” by capturing rainwater.
“Animal agriculture is responsible for more than half of greenhouse gas emissions and is the leading cause of deforestation, biodiversity loss, and water pollution. If we love our little ones, we must care for the home they inhabit by showing respect, love and compassion for all that’s in it — every resource, every creature,” Silverstone told Media Planet.
Alicia Silverstone’s plant-based diet is not a more healthier and responsible way to live but she also claims that it has anti-aging benefits. The actress says, “It’s no accident that everyone says to me all the time that I still look like I did in ‘Clueless’. I see the difference if I eat a certain way for a day, so I choose to make more than one meal be that great meal.“
Alicia Silverstone’s plant-based diet has been continuing for more than 20 years. She has followed the vegan plan since 2011 when her book “The Kind Diet” came out, after that she shared her views and tips about the green lifestyle on her website “The Kind Life”. Her motto for life is, “greens, grains, beans”.
What does Alicia Silverstone’s plant-based diet contain?
In an interview with the NY Times, she spoke about her diet plan in a day. She said that she ate meals filled with fresh herbs, greens, miso soup, and ginger tea. She even does yoga, meditation, and believes in daily long walks for a healthy future. She never starves herself in terms of food as it makes her mood go all over the place. She also maintains a journal and says that the diet has cleared up her acne, helped her lose weight and ditch her asthma inhaler, and gave more energy to her than ever before.
This amazing actress and mother had also shared her journey of body-shaming in the “Batman & Robin” film. She said that she was constantly weight shamed by the media and it was an awful experience for her. Due to the incident, she took a break from acting and then came back as an activist and as an actress both.
The Green Mother and Son duo
Alicia Silverstone’s son has even been an ambassador for the green change. The little boy also follows the plant-based diet and actively participates in environment-friendly activities. He and Silverstone share a great bond with each other.
“I think the main thing is wanting someone that’s really happy in their skin most of the time… someone solid. My son is extraordinary — I’m sure everyone feels that way about their kid — so it’s gotta be someone extraordinary to bring to play with him. He and I have so much fun,” she said. “… I’m not taking it lightly… My heart is very open and I’m super happy with whatever’s meant to happen.”
Alicia Silverstone’s son will also be seen with her mother in her latest flick, “Sister of the Groom”. He has also bagged a small role on the second season of Netflix, “The Baby-Sitters Club“.