If you've ever thought of going Vegan or maybe just adding more vegan meals to your diet, January might be the month to give it a go!  With Australian data showing that in the last decade, those following a plant-based diets have increased by about 50%.

Why go vegan?

There are many reasons to go vegan, be it animal welfare, environmental concerns or just wanting to be healthier.

The health benefits* alone will surprise you. Research has shown that a vegan diet can help do the following:

  • Promote weight loss
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels
  • Lower your chances of getting certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer
  • Manage diabetes by lowering A1C levels

*Sourced from https://www.rush.edu/news/health-benefits-vegan-diet

While others report glowing skin and better sleep.

What is a vegan diet?

A vegan diet is a plant-based way of eating that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. Eating a variety of these foods will provide a wide range of important vitamins, minerals, healthful fats, and protein.

Vegans do not eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs. Some avoid honey.

For some people, being vegan is a dietary choice, while for others, it is a lifestyle choice.

People following this diet should, however, take care to get key nutrients that people usually consume in animal products. These nutrients include iron, protein, calcium, vitamin B-12, and vitamin D.

For more resources check out www.veganuary.com