You might have noticed that veganism has been in the news recently and people want to know the reasons to go vegan.
As the fallout from (former) Waitrose Food magazine editor William Sitwell’s vegan comments continues apace, today marks World Vegan Day and the start of World Vegan Month.
Veganism isn’t about to slip from the agenda, either. As a new poll reveals that one-third of Britons are trying to reduce their meat intake, we’re only two weeks away from the annual month of Veganuary, in which people eliminate all meat, fish, dairy, and eggs from your diet.
The initiative, launched in 2014, seeks to encourage people to try a vegan diet, stating that “Veganism is one of the most effective choices a person can make to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health.”
Despite the stereotypical litany of vegan-myths (think: under-nourished, long-haired, hippie lentil-lovers), veganism is steadily becoming one of the most popular diets around the world. Propagated by the clean eating brigade, it has a lengthy list of celebrity backers: Russell Brand, Ellen Degeneres, Natalie Portman, and Samuel L. Jackson. And then there’s the ever-growing list of vegan athletes, including Serena Williams, Mike Tyson and former Mr. Universe Barnabas du Plessis (a past PETA spokesperson ), which should put paid to anyone with the phrase “but what about protein?” on their lips.
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