Veganuary encourages people try being a vegan for the month of January.
Veganuary was established back in 2014 to promote and educate people how beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be for animals, health and the environment.
Veganism is a lifestyle where you exclude items of food or any form of animal derived products. Example: Meat, Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Honey, Yoghurts.
There are now many alternatives available from fake meats, plantbased milks, even soya, nut or coconut cheeses and you just need to find your favourite.
Look out for the vegan society mark to verify its vegan safe and look for the cruelty free marks to confirm nothing is tested on animals.
You dont need to do it all at once, take it slow and at your own pace. Keep your end goal in mind and dont beat yourself up if you get something wrong.
Don’t give up! You can do this!
Replace meat items with a plantbased alternative for your first steps. The shops now offer a huge selection of replacement options.
You will be shocked how many foods contain animal derived products. Milk in crisps, gelatin in alcohol, milk in some dark chocolates.
A new skill you will need to learn is label reading.
Not Just Food
Think about all the other products your use. Like makeup, skincare, washing & cleaning products, and even your clothes you will be shocked where animal products can be found.
You dont need to give up everything. There are many items that are vegan from dark chocolate, ice- cream and buscuits to name but a few.
Yes you guessed it they add many animal derived products to alcohol.
Fish bladders, gelatine, egg whites, sea shells to name but a few.
Vegan Mark & Cruetly Free
Look out for the vegan certified sign or many supermarkets are now visibilably identifying products suitable.
Vegan apps can help you identify vegan friendly food and restaurants.
Example: Happy Cow, Vanilla Bean, Is It Vegan?, Barnivore
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Only reliable vegan sources of B12 is eating fortified foods or a supplement.