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What is Veganuary?


Veganuary is a campaign that encourages people to try veganism in the month of January. It was founded by two friends, Jane Land and Matt Pycroft, who wanted to help people start new healthy habits. The Veganuary campaign started in 2014 and has since had more than 250,000 participants. If you're thinking about going vegan or trying it out for the first time, here are some reasons why you might want to consider taking part this year:

What is Veganuary?

Veganuary is a charity that encourages people to try vegan for the month of January. It's a great way for people to try out veganism without making it a permanent change in their life. This can be good for your health, but also has many other benefits, such as helping the environment and reducing animal cruelty.

Why go vegan?

There are many reasons to go vegan. You may be interested in the health benefits, environmental impact, personal ethics or even food allergies. Here are some of the main reasons people choose to stop eating animal products:

  • Animal welfare. Many vegans choose this lifestyle because they feel animals should be treated better than they currently are on farms or in slaughterhouses.

  • Environmental impact. Reducing your meat and dairy consumption can have a big impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality around the world while helping conserve valuable resources like water and land.

  • Health benefits of a plant-based diet include lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, certain types cancer (including breast cancer) as well as lower cholesterol levels - all good things!

What are the benefits of a vegan diet?

If you’re considering switching to a vegan diet, there are plenty of reasons why you should.

  • Vegan diets can help you lose weight. A healthy vegan diet is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in fat, which means it can help you shed excess pounds. Plus, cutting out meat—a high-calorie food—will make it easier for you to reach your weight-loss goals.

  • Your skin will look better. A plant-based diet is higher in antioxidants than the standard American fare, so this could lead to improved skin health and less acne breakouts as well as fewer signs of aging like wrinkles.

  • You’ll have more energy throughout the day (and night). Eating lots of whole grains and beans means that vegans often have more energy because they eat foods that provide steady sources of carbs without hitting an energy crash later on due to spikes in blood sugar levels (unlike processed junk food).

How do you follow a vegan diet?

Following a vegan diet is easy and can be fun. You don't have to give up your favorite foods, but you might need to make some changes in the way you shop for them.

Here are some tips:

  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These whole foods will provide you with all the nutrients your body needs without any animal products or processed ingredients that may contain animal products (including eggs).

  • Avoid foods that contain animal products such as meat, fish and dairy products including milk chocolate; cheese; sour cream; butter etc.. Also avoid refined sugars including honey if possible as they come from bees who eat pollen/nectar which comes from flowers!

  • Fast food restaurants often use non-vegan oil in their deep fryers – like McDonald's French fries! Make sure when you're eating out that any menu item is clearly marked as vegetarian or vegan so there’s no risk of accidentally consuming something not intended for human consumption by mistake!

If you are interested in learning more about Veganuary, check out the website here . There is also a wealth of resources on how to become vegan online!

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