There’s no disputing it: plant-based diets are everywhere. Not only are supermarkets working hard to improve their vegan offering, but the London restaurant scene is buzzing with hip new meat and dairy-free dining experiences. And with an estimated three million people set to try veganism for size this year in the UK alone, it’s clear this new plant-based food craze isn’t going anywhere soon.
So what’s making us all so keen to ditch meat and dairy and embrace plant-based? Obviously there are health benefits (it’s well documented that a plant-based diet is rich in nutrients, low in fat and sugar, can help reduce cholesterol, and protects against certain cancers and heart disease). It’s even been suggested by a recent Harvard study that a vegan diet is the key to a longer, healthier life. Then there are the environmental benefits (a reduction in animal agriculture means less harmful greenhouse gases in our atmosphere). And let’s face it, there’s never been a better time to try out a plant-based diet. What was once the mainstay of treehuggers and hippies has burst into the mainstream, and today there’s an undeniable hipster cache associated with veganism. And this trend has led to an abundance of readily available, high-quality vegan foods.
But if all that isn’t enough to convince you and you still need persuading, check out these vegan celebs and see if you feel inspired to follow in their plant-based footsteps…
Venus and Serena Williams
If you wanted evidence that a plant-based diet makes you strong, then look no further. These two sisters are living proof that veganism is ‘ace’ for your health (sorry).
This ladies’ favourite was named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan in 2018, so he currently wears the vegan crown.
It’s well known that the Duchess of Cornwall is a lover of plant-based food, and that she’s been exerting her healthy influence over Prince Harry. But she admitted in a recent interview that she allows herself to cheat a little over the weekend, so perhaps Megan’s more of a part-timer.
If you’re already a member of the plant-based club then congrats! If you’re considering giving it a try, don’t panic! With careful planning and savvy shopping, you can enjoy a rich, varied and satisfying diet without the need for meat or dairy.
And what’s more, there’s always room for treats. At FabFudge, we produce luxury, dairy-free artisan fudge which is suitable for vegans. It comes in over 20 delicious flavours (from peanut butter to creme egg, strawberry and even gin & lime), so whatever your favourite, we’ve got you covered.
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