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Veganuary: 4 reasons to try going vegan

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What is Veganuary?

Veganuary is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to try out veganism for the month of January. It’s a 31 day challenge that invites people to cut out all animal products for the first month of the year.

That means no meat, dairy, or any product that has been created using animal products for a whole month. Don’t worry, it’s soooo much easier than you might think. And you can still eat brownies.

What’s the point of Veganuary?

You might think go hard or go home – just go vegan and get on with it! But veganism can be a big decision for a lot of people, so Veganuary can give that motivation to give it a go. It’s a great opportunity to get a little push to test the vegan waters.

Hopefully each year more and more people will get involved, learn about the huge impact veganism can have, and stick with the vegan lifestyle.

Why go vegan?

Everyone has their own reasons, but from our perspective there are four main reasons to shout about…

Go vegan for the ENVIRONMENT

Changing your diet can be the easiest and most effective way to combat climate change. Switching to a plant based diet “could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73 per cent”.

Go vegan for ANIMALS

Ethically speaking this is a fairly straightforward one, no? Going vegan means your lifestyle won’t be contributing to animal cruelty and the death and torture of animals. Simple.

Animal Aid have got a great article, here, which explains how even “high welfare” farms are part of the problem.

Go vegan for HEALTH

A vegan diet generally includes a lot of fruit and vegetables – this can’t be bad for your health. Foods like red meat and cheese contain a lot of saturated fat. By eliminating these foods, a vegan diet can contribute to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Of course a balanced diet is important no matter whether you’re vegan or not. That’s not to say you can’t treat yourself to the odd  brownie every now and then!

Go vegan for FUN

Finding new products, trying out new recipes, experimenting with ingredients you might not have tried before. It’s fun, it’s delicious and with more and more vegan products on the market every day, it’s actually pretty easy!

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