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U.S star Alyson Stoner has revealed the health benefits she has experienced while following a vegan diet.

Many fans chiefly know the actress, singer, and dancer for her role in the Step Up franchise. She has also appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and many other productions.

Alyson Stoner podcast

Stoner is also the host of the Simplexity with Alyson Stoner podcast. The show, which she describes as ‘anything but small talk’, features interviews with a range of fascinating people.

She describes them as ‘refreshingly forthright artists, scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, experts, and humans’.

One of the aims of the podcast is for listeners to ‘expand your knowledge of the amazing happenings on our planet’ – which ties into Stoner’s interest in living plant-based.

‘Four years of vegan diet’

Now the star has opened up about what she describes as ‘four years of plant-based/vegan’ in a detailed Instagram post.

Stoner prefaced the post by saying she ‘doesn’t tell people what’s best for their body’.

But she wanted to share how ditching animal products had benefited both her physical and mental health.

Alyson Stoner‘s plant-based adjustment’

Stoner wrote: “This decision has led me to have more energy, less brain fog, better digestion, reduced PMS, clearer skin, stronger immune system (used to get sick all the time.’

She then said she suffers from ‘fewer mood swings, less food addiction, no food comas’.

In addition, she has ‘more respect and gratitude for the planet and beings, cheaper grocery trips (except recent splurging on specialty items), stable weight, joyful trips to the farmer’s market, and beyond’. 

As an aside, she also noted that ‘it only took two weeks of unusually stinky [gas] to adjust!’.

Vegan diet

Following the post, several of Alyson Stoner’s 1.2 million followers agreed with the sentiment. One said: “Same girl! Been on that same journey for almost seven years now. have never felt better in my life.”

Another added: “I have been vegan and vegetarian since birth for 43 years, it defines my existence and being.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.