Veganism matters – and this year you may finally see why

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Gone are the days where veganism was just some fad diet or seen as something for people who go to extremes. According to many sources, going vegan is predicted to be the biggest food trend of 2018 – and we are already seeing the evidence. So why is it that people are turning to a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle in their droves? And why is it something we’re seeing across all sectors of society?

It’s really, really good for you

No matter who you are, there’s no denying the importance of being wary about your health. Vegan junk food certainly exists, but the content of plant-based food is enriched with so many nutrients that it’s easier to treat your body like the temple that it is on a vegan diet.

Eating meat has been proven to cause more cancers than not eating any. And it’s also believed that heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes can be more prevalent in those who eat meat and dairy than in those who don’t. So, even if you’re not bothered about weight gain and toning up, eating vegan can generally improve the quality and length of your life.

Don’t worry about missing out on the nutrients that you need. You’ll find an abundance of resources and recipes to help you get creative in finding protein and other essentials from different places.

There’s so much variety

If you think vegan food is all salads, think again! Of course, if that’s what you’re after there’s an abundance, but there’s also so much diversity these days, so take your pick.

Vegan pizza joints, burger places and even ice cream parlors are popping up all over the place – and yes, even in a town near you. In the past, these places were limited to cosmopolitan cities like London and New York but now, as the demand grows, the trend is spreading.

Even takeout food is in on the action. Cuisines that you’ve probably always enjoyed may surprise you – they can be as vegan as vegan can be. With fresh veggies and fragrant sauces, Thai food is one of the major players in the world of healthy food, so enjoying that guilt-free something from is super easy. 

People are getting “woke”

These days everybody – from businesses to celebrities – is doing their bit to ensure they’re on board with this generation’s progressive ways. It’s no longer enough to just shrug our shoulders and ignore issues: we’re having to sit up and take note. 

If we continue to eat animals and their products as we are doing today, the planet will not be able to sustain itself. Animal cruelty has reached arguably shocking new lengths but, while not everyone agrees that all meat-eating is wrong, meat production at such high levels has a negative environmental effect.

Whether you want to go vegan or simply cut down on dairy and meat, there is an abundance of reasons – and viable ways – for you to consider getting on board. 

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