Make plant-based swaps for Veganuary 2023
13 January 2023
By RJ Heron
Could you incorporate some plant-based swaps into your diet this Veganuary? You don’t necessarily need to commit to the whole month, making a few changes can have great benefits.
Eating more fruit and vegetables also gives your immune system a boost, they are full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. Packed with fibre, healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. A healthy plant-based diet is also great to maintain a healthy weight.
Incorporating more plant-based foods can also improve wellbeing, and can help to reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
Vegan and vegetarian foods are often cheaper and can go further. Fruit and veg keep longer in comparison with meat products so can help to reduce food waste, a real win-win.
Plant-based foods are more sustainable as less carbon is released in making them from source to supermarket shelves. Meat and dairy production accounts for 14.5% of our total global emissions, which is almost equivalent to the exhaust emissions of every car, train, boat and aeroplane in the world.
Eating less meat has huge potential to reduce carbon emissions. If the whole world were to go vegan, global emissions associated with food would reduce by 70%.
The Veganuary webiste has a whole host of inspirations, including recipe information as well as a free cookbook.
A meat-free Monday could be a great place to start. However you choose to eat plant-based this Veganuary, the benefits are clear and have the potential to be felt far and wide.