Actress Alicia Silverstone claims she never has to discipline her son, because his vegan diet means he doesn't ever misbehave.
The Clueless star's nine-year-old son Bear Blu Jarecki has been on a vegan diet ever since she stopped breastfeeding him. Speaking at SHE Media's #BlogHer20 Health event, Silverstone spoke about her son's diet, crediting Bear's good behaviour to his plant-based diet. She said Bear's healthy lifestyle kept him calm and gave him "grounding energy".
"He's got more energy than anything," the 43-year-old said of son. "He's jumping all over the place and he's so wild.
"But there's a calmness to him, a centred-ness that he's not off the charts. I don't have to yell or scream or, like, discipline. None of that is necessary," the Golden Globe nominee said. "All I have to do is say, 'oh, Bear, no thank you,' and he goes, 'OK, mum'.
"He's got it. We just can talk like that because he's not feeling crazy."
The actress shares Bear with her ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, whom she divorced in 2018. She also follows a vegan diet, saying it helped cure a series of health issues she was having, such as asthma, allergies, cystic acne, and weight gain.
Silverstone, who is a known anti-vaxxer and animals rights and environmental activist has also written a vegan cookbook, the Kind Diet.
"A lot of it is the parenting, but a lot of it is the food," the actress told USA Today. "When your kid feels good, they act well."