In the quest to find ever more ways of staying healthy, many of us are reducing the amount of red meat we consume, and loads more are going a few steps further by turning vegan.
A survey by the Vegan Society last year reported that the number of vegans in the UK had risen by a whopping 360% in the last 10 years.
That means that more than 500K people, 1% of the population, have opted for a plant-based diet. While you could argue that meat is essential to African and Caribbean cooking, many people of colour are reducing or cutting out entirely, meat from their diet to improve their health. Vegans are said to have typically lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer.
If we’ve got you thinking, and contemplating going vegan, or at least cutting down on your meat intake, then you should attend the upcoming VegfestUk taking place in London between 21-22 October 2017 at London Olympia.
Last year, around 13,500 visitors came to the event. You can adopt a try before you buy approach, i.e sample typical vegan foods and see what could be available to you if you change your diet. You’ll be able to try a whole new world of food including vegan versions of sushis, pies, pizzas, hot dogs and much more…
On offer will be tons of free samples such as vegan chocolate, dairy-free cheese, meat free meats and etc.
The organisers are encouraging people to make a day of it. A spokesperson for VegfestUk said: “Stay for brunch, lunch and dinner, and enjoy foods that you will never find again under one roof…. well, until the next VegfestUK event.”
“There will be around 250 stalls, 23 globally inspired vegan caterers, over 100 speakers and over 30 entertainers will be looking to bring an unbelievable vegan experience to up to 15,000 visitors under one roof.”
To find out more, and to buy tickets, visit: http://www.london.vegfest.co.uk/