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Why did Miley Cyrus quit veganism?

After being vegan for 6 years, Miley revealed her drastic change. The singer shifted to a pescatarian diet after facing health issues. What circumstances forced her to quit the vegan life? Should we all follow her steps? Scroll below to find out!

  • Miley Cyrus discussed why she left veganism on the New Zealand show 'The Edge'.
  • She had to introduce fish to her life to remain healthy.
  • The star admits to suffering from malnutrition.
Miley Cyrus. Source: Getty Images

Unlike the millions of happy and healthy vegans, Miley Cyrus just couldn't handle it! Despite adopting the lifestyle for over half a decade, she eventually had to give up due to her health. The singer claims that being vegan affected her brain productivity.

'I was vegan for a very long time, and I’ve had to introduce fish and omegas into my life because my brain wasn’t functioning properly. Now I’m so much sharper than I was, and I think that I was, at one point, pretty malnutritioned.'

Miley Cyrus during her vegan period. Source:

Not only was the diet mentally taxing, but it took a toll on her physical health as well. Veganism gave Miley Cyrus body and hip pains that forced her to adopt the pescatarian life. This is a huge personality switch for the 'Wrecking Ball' singer who once posted a tweet saying:

'If you choose to eat meat …. You love PETS not ANIMALS.'

It's safe to say Miley received incredible backlash for this controversial statement. Some people spoke up in support, but most in discouragement (rightfully so!). She discusses why she acted like this during her 'The Edge' interview. When you're a public figure representing a cause, the pressure of it all results in bad decisions.

'I think life’s about trial and error and finding out what works for you. I think when you become the face of something, it’s just a lot of pressure. If I could learn to operate at 110 percent living a vegan lifestyle that would be ideal … I just didn’t get there.'

Miley Cyrus eating healthy. Source: Saskia Lawaks

We're so happy to see that Miley chose her health and wellbeing over anything else! Although she understood the backlash she would face after speaking her truth, she stood firmly by her choice and continues to be on the pescatarian diet. Go Miley! Leave a heart in the comment section to show our favorite Disney star some love!

Charles Lorenz

A foodie and an avid reader. Lover of all things of nature and music. Probably sleep too much for my own good but we only live once, right?+ info

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