Take part in Veganuary?

Record numbers sign up to try veganism for a month

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The vegan diet

A vegan diet contains only plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants.

Vegans don't eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

Healthy eating as a vegan

You should be able to get most of the nutrients you need from eating a varied and balanced vegan diet.

For a healthy vegan diet:

  • eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day

  • base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates (choose wholegrain where possible)

  • have some dairy alternatives, such as soya drinks and yoghurts (choose lower fat and lower sugar options)

  • eat some beans, pulses and other proteins

  • choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat in small amounts

  • drink plenty of fluids (the government recommends 6 to 8 cups or glasses a day)

If you choose to include foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt or sugar, have them less often and in small amounts.

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Veganuary sees record numbers sign up to leave animal products off their plates

With plant-based meats and cheeses now a staple in most supermarkets, and 2018 even dubbed by some as 'the year of the vegan', vegan diets are becoming increasingly mainstream.

This month more than 190,000 people around the world have registered to take part in Veganuary, a movement started by a UK non-profit organisation that encourages people to ditch animal products from their plates for 31 days.

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