Actress Shilpa Shetty. Image Credit: IANS

Actress and a fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundra has revealed that she has become a vegetarian.

“Ahh! My ultimate dream, to grow my own, but for now... I have something to share. Since I’ve shared many milestones here, this is something... that’s a very personal choice, a hard decision for me; seemed impossible at one time, but it felt like a ‘calling’ of sorts. The shift happened gradually and NOW, I have accepted vegetarianism completely,” she began her lengthy post.

She continued: “Primarily, because I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint in the environment. Over the years, I’ve realised that cultivating livestock for food, has not only destroyed forests but also been the largest sources of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous-oxide emissions. These are majorly responsible for the climate change our planet is experiencing.”

“Also, following a vegetarian diet is not only beneficial for animals, but also can actually protect us from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, can improve & also reverse cardiovascular health, and some major diseases. It’s the best change for OUR health and the health of the PLANET.

Shetty Kundra also shared her journey of embracing vegetarianism as a way of life.

“Given my roots [Mangalorean], our diet always comprised of certain elements, meals would often feel incomplete without fish/chicken as they became habits, then becoming an addiction. But ever since I adopted Yoga as a way of life, I always felt incomplete. I needed to step up... 45 years into this journey of life, and I’ve finally made the switch,” she explained.