'Orange Is The New Black' Star Danielle Brooks Is?Winning?At?Veganism

The Netflix actor has spoken out about her vegan diet
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Brooks has been enjoying the benefits of a vegan diet for two months (Photo: Danielle Brooks Instagram)

Brooks has been enjoying the benefits of a vegan diet for two months (Photo: Danielle Brooks Instagram)

Orange is the New Black actor Danielle Brooks has announced she has been plant-based for two months - and it helped her learn to only use food as fuel.

Brooks, who plays Taystee in the highly-acclaimed Netflix series, has decided to try a plant-based diet in July, in a bid to go from living to eat to eating to live.

The actress has recently told the hosts of the ABC's The Chew that it's her two-month vegan anniversary.

She has previously spoken out about loving her 'new vegan life' on social media.

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The star explained that she was raised on Southern comfort food, which had an impact on her eating habits.

She told the talk show hosts: "I like to eat. I’m from the South. You know, big mama’s mac and cheese, greens, chicken and all of that stuff."

"But I was never taught how to eat properly, how food is fuel. So this is my way of teaching myself how to eat properly, how to eat to live I guess."

Brooks has also cooked vegan mac and cheese with the chefs of The Chew, as well a pad Thai and a vegan gingerbread cake.

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