Ringo Starr, has revealed the secret to “staying young” and maintaining high energy levels. Ringo commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay “so young and active.” Ringo turns 81 today .
“I think staying active keeps you young,” Ringo said, adding that he works out with a trainer. But diet also plays a role; the drummer highlighted that he follows a vegetarian diet and includes broccoli “with every meal.”
Ringo revealed he went vegetarian after attending a bullfight in Spain. Since then, the musician has been admired for his graceful aging, many pointing out that he looks even younger than his son. Back in 2016, Ringo was said to be an “all-organic vegan,” though it is not clear whether he still sticks to a strictly plant-based diet. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that “eating carrots” was how he managed to keep young and healthy.
Ringo isn’t the only member of the iconic English rock band to choose plant-based foods over meat. Paul McCartney follows a vegan diet. Last year, he teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella McCartney, as well as vegan actor Woody Harrelson, to create a short documentary that urges the public to ditch animal products for the good of the environment. Paul’s late wife and fellow Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, who wrote and published multiple vegetarian cookbooks, also founded the plant-based meat brand that shares her name. The vegetarian and vegan Linda McCartney food brand produces a range of meat-free sausages, meatballs, and burger patties.