Does a month of vegan make any difference?
It depends upon what differences you are looking to make.
Reducing your saturated fat intake (which red meat is high in) reduces blood pressure by approximately 45%. This helps lower the risk of heart disease.
Studies have also found that a vegan diet is generally considered higher in fibre and lower in cholesterol than a ‘meat-eating’ diet. In addition, a higher fibre diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
The University of Oxford calculated that if 350,000 people do Veganuary this year, they will save 160,000 cars worth of greenhouse emissions.
Also, by participating in Veganuary, you will, on average, have avoided eating around 929 grams of meat a week.
Perhaps the biggest difference you can make in participating in Veganuary is influencing culture & society. Being part of Veganuary conveys that animal welfare and environmental concerns are important and changes must be made.
What are our credentials to talk about Veganuary?
We’re not claiming to be perfect. Our motivation for this blog is to help people with hints & tips we’ve learnt.
Kirsty is a long-term pescatarian (she avoids meat but eats fish) who also avoids all dairy. However, Kirsty believes everyone has the right to decide what they eat, which is why we have meat dishes in our range.
Our meat is sourced to Red Tractor standards, which means it is reared and slaughtered responsibly to agreed welfare standards. We understand that to many vegans, the red tractor system has flaws, and we work with our suppliers to make sure these standards are always adhered to.
Our wider team, interested in health, have all been on journeys to reducing meat and dairy consumption. So we hope you enjoy our hints and tips, and we’d love to hear any hints & tips you have!