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Veganuary: why this lifestyle doesn’t always equal ethical

Veganuary: it’s back and bigger than ever, giving us the greatest opportunity to start the year with an ethically-conscious mindset. However, as veganism has become integrated into society, it is interesting to consider how the ‘vegan’ label has been interpreted and solely associated with ‘healthier’, even though there are plentiful vegan fast-food options that suggest […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Should we participate in Veganuary?

250,000 people signed up last year for Veganuary, with more to be expected this year. But why is the month so popular? Veganism has seen a huge surge in recent months, with many fast-food restaurants bringing out vegan alternatives for January such as KFC, Wagamama and Papa John’s. Environmental and ethical benefits aside, one of […]

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Veganuary make-up and beauty: going vegan need not cost the earth

As 2020 dawns, the world has found itself caught in the midst of an environmental crisis. With climate scientists claiming that we only have 12 years to save the planet, many of us have been forced to take a step back and examine the ways in which we live our lives. According to global data, […]

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Lifestyle Recipes

Veganuary: two recipes to help you get started

Sweet potato and coconut soup Vegans, non-vegans, eat your heart out. This warming, rich soup is a certain crowd pleaser and my absolute go-to whenever I’m entertaining my plant-based friends and family. Inspired by ‘The Medicinal Chef’ Dale Pinnock, this soup is a great source of beta carotene, flavonoids, and ajoene; all of which function […]

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The rise of Veganuary, and why you should consider taking part

Many people use the beginning of the year to form new habits: through a healthier diet, becoming more organised, or exercising more regularly. In 2014 Veganuary was launched, capitalising on society’s new year motivation. The campaign encourages people to maintain a plant-based diet throughout January, eating no animal products whatsoever. The initiative is becoming increasingly […]