I have never been one to follow trends, always preferred to be a bit different to the majority but its hard to ignore the Vegan trend we are all witnessing grow at a rapid rate.
The number of vegans quadrupled in the UK between 2014 - 2019 with there now being approximately 600'000 vegans in the UK, almost 50% of these converting in the year 2018 when vegan was named the largest food trend of the year.
I decided to research further into the benefits of going vegan on a personal, environmentally and animal welfare level and found many pros to converting:
- Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73%
- It Can Help You Lose Excess Weight
- It's Linked to a Lower Risk of Heart Disease
- Vegan food can boost your mood
- Your skin may benefit
workedBeing So I have decided to give Veganuary a go and review how it effects both my health and my mood, however! a chef, I wanted to experiment in this arena rather than buy from the shelf.