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When I went vegan three years ago, I did it for animals. I had no idea about the health benefits that were about to come my way, but when they started rolling in, I was definitely pleasantly surprised. It’s almost common knowledge that a plant-based diet helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity , and several forms of cancer, but many of the other health effects are less familiar — and sometimes even a little weird.
Here are 13 weird ways going vegan changed my health . While I can’t promise the same […]
Veganuary is in full swing with figures showing at least 115,000 people around the world have taken the plunge to avoid animal products for a month.
It’s a time of month where people are able to try not consuming or wearing items that derive from animals.
We’re here to bust five of the myths around the season.At least 115,000 people around the world are have signed up to take part in Veganuary1) ‘Vegans don’t get enough protein’Although there’s a lot of protein in meat, there are other ways to get it into your system. People who choose to go vegan get […]
The number of vegans in the UK has spiked by 360% in the decade since 2006.
Jack Monroe’s ultimate lasagne Jack Monroe Veganism is officially mainstream. No longer only associated with drum-circled hippies, it is a lifestyle adopted by A-list celebrities, social media influencers and seized upon by high street chains from Tesco to Nando’s. But the stereotype of the diet being the preserve of a self-righteous, middle-class elite has been hard to shift, according to food writer Jack Monroe.
A committed vegan, Monroe is dedicated to transforming the perception that plant-based eating is expensive and unattainable for the average […]
Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating healthy shouldn’t just mean cutting down on snacks; given the environmental impact of food production , a more sustainable diet should feature high on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions.
Australians have one of the largest per capita dietary environmental footprints in the world , so there’s definitely room for improvement. But, as with all diets, radical and sudden changes like going vegan or vegetarian are notoriously difficult .
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Charlotte Sims What is Veganuary?
As it sounds, Veganuary is a campaign to encourage people to try vegan food in January.
This year, it’s set to be bigger than ever with Veganuary, a registered charity, predicting more than 150,000 people will go vegan for the month.Although the campaign was set up five years ago, this year its profile has grown – although not everyone is a fan. Piers Morgan recently tweeted: “Veganuary….what new special kind of Hell is this?” So, who takes part and why? Last year, there were 60,000 registered participants from 172 countries, and one of the 2015 […]