Alicia Silverstone credits vegan diet for her son's perfect behaviour

Photos: Instagram/Alicia Silverstone
Photos: Instagram/Alicia Silverstone 

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'.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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."