After the success of Food Inc. and Food Revolution, more celebrities are turning to organic foods and products as part of a healthier lifestyle.
Courteney Cox, star of Scream 4 and CougarTown, and her husband David Arquette, are buying organic, especially for their 6-year-old daughter Coco.
“I try to always be as green as possible,” the actress, 46, told US Magazine. “For Coco, I got her Organic Matters [products] which Jen Meyer told me about.”
Organic Matters sells everything from bedding to beauty products and offers a wide assortment of organic, natural and recycled alternatives to many commercially manufactured goods. Meyer who is a jewelry designer who is married to Spiderman‘s Tobey Maguire, inspired Courteney to switch to more eco-friendly beauty products.
“She told me about this one called Weleda,” Courteney says. “It’s this shampoo and body wash. It’s natural and great – I use it on Coco!”
Courteney is just one of the many celebrities that have jumped on the organic wagon.
HBO’s Entourage bombshell Emmanuelle Chriqui is very dedicated to the environment and organics. She serves as an ambassador to the Environmental Media Association, is involved with the Yes To Carrot Seed Fund, and Los Angeles Unified School District to support organic gardens in Los Angeles urban schools. Other celebs involved include Olivia Wilde, Rosario Dawson, Amy Smart, and Lance Bass.
Remember Jessica Simpson’s infamous “chicken or fish” moment? Recently Jessica has been on a vegan diet. She wrote on Twitter about her first experiences with tofu (which she dipped in ketchup), drinking Pu-erh tea, and natural healing through cupping with a teacher named Master Wang.
She also made clear that “this has NOTHING to do with weight! It is about understanding my body through hydration and alkalinity,” she wrote.
Kelly Osbourne is refusing to eat meat unless it is organic after hearing the shocking stories about the American meat industry and the terrible conditions facing some farm animals. The singer-turned-reality-TV-star went “fully green” by giving up bottled water and building a compost heap in her garden.
Kelly is also being more careful about what she eats. In her column for Britain’s Closer magazine, she wrote: “I’ve become increasingly aware of how disgusting the American meat industry can be – and it’s seriously put me off eating meat. I’ve heard that cows are fed through a hole in their stomach to make them get fatter quicker and I can’t believe some chicken producers inject them with water first so they’re heavier! “I don’t have a problem with people eating meat, but I am careful to only buy organic now.”
Convinced that you should switch to organic too? This Organic Food Buying Guide is a great place to start your journey to better health.
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