Our Favourite Vegan Month

veganLast Veganuary (2018) saw another, even larger crowd of people join the animal free month, and many had their eyes well and truly opened to the growing number of foods, producers and “eating out” options becoming available to Vegans. It’s never been easier to make this change to animal free living and it’s a change that will make a huge impact on both our overall health and environment.

So, this January, have you stopped to wonder the “what if”?

What If I Stopped Consuming All Dairy?
According to The Grocer publication, dairy milk sales fell by £240 million between 2014-2016 in the UK and this sets to continue to decline with 1 in 3 shoppers regularly buying plant-based milks.
Have you tried the gloriously rich and tasty almond, soy, coconut and oat milks out there?
Have you been curious to try vegan cheese alternatives and look at the new dairy free ice creams emerging!
How will your body feel?

What If I Stopped Consuming Meat Products?
The call for vegan and vegetarian food has increased the variety of meat free meals available both in the shops and in eating establishments.
According to the BBC, it is reported that ¼ of midweek meals are already either vegan or vegetarian, so a number of the meat eaters out there are already trying different options in their diets.
Your cupboards and fridge would see an increase in tinned pulses, lentils, fresh fruit and vegetables, all of which are full of fantastic nutrition, protein, anti-oxidants, fibre and they’re very filling.
How will your body feel?

What If I Stopped Buying Non-Vegan Beauty Products?
According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), vegan beauty company launches have more than doubled in the past five years, growing by 175% from July 2013 to June 2018.
As much thought needs to go in to our outside as our inside when we are thinking about Veganuary. Find some beauty products on offer, new product launches, embrace natural concepts and try something new.
How will your skin feel?

What If I Gave My Environment Some Love?
According to the Guardian, an Oxford University study in June 2018 – researching the damage farming does to the planet, found that avoiding meat and dairy is the single, biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth. It is worth noting that animal farming provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of our farmland!
How will your planet feel?

But, how about a more basic consideration, not requiring statistics, reports or figures. Vegan food can be delicious. The textures, flavours and colours found in plant-based foods are a joy to the eye and superb nourishment your body will thank you for.

After a heavy Christmas of late nights and eating and drinking excessive quantities of “excess”, maybe Veganuary is a good time to sit back and give your body, mind and planet some consideration. To date, over 250,000 people have already signed up to the 31 day pledge in Veganuary and by the end of it, the charity are expecting a further 300,000 to have joined in.

So, think “what if” and visit www.veganuary.com for all the information and inspiration you need.

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