The rise of Veganuary and benefits of plant-based eating according to a dietitian
If you're eating meat free a few nights a week, adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet full time, or opting for a plant-based milk in your morning coffee or smoothie, plant-based eating has widely increased in popularity through recent years. So much so that the month of January has been dubbed ‘Veganuary’ to encourage eating a diet free from meat, eggs, dairy and other animal by-products from 1 January through to the end of the month.
Whether eating vegan is something you’re looking to try or you’re wanting to overhaul your diet entirely, you’ll be glad to know that plant-based eating is more commonly accepted across the food industry. Many restaurants and food manufacturers are making vegan and meat-free alternatives more readily available, with supermarkets often dedicating a section to these. If you’re unsure what the benefits are of plant-based eating or looking to learn more about making the switch we spoke with Accredited Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant and Recipe Developer Skye Swaney from Shift Nutrition to uncover just that.