Veganuary is a registered charity that helps to promote the benefits of becoming vegan.
This starts with taking the pledge to be Vegan for January and then hopefully continuing afterwards. A vegan diet contains only plant products, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. This means that vegans do not eat any foods that come from animals, including eggs and dairy products.
Why are people becoming Vegan?
There can be many different reasons that people try Veganism. However these seem to be the biggest 3 reasons:
There have been a number of studies on the health benefits of becoming vegan. Some people even say they notice a difference during the first 31 days. These benefits including sleeping better, improved digestion and clearer skin. Longer term research has shown other benefits such as less likely to suffer from heart disease, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.
For many people the reason for becoming a vegan is to help end the suffering of animals within the food industry. For others it’s as simple as having an emotional attachment towards animals. The easiest way to help the animals is by cutting out all animal products.
Better for the Environment
It is believed that by cutting out animal products an individual can lower their carbon footprint. Some research has said that animal farming is one of the leading emitters of climate changing gases. These gases will continue to contribute to climate change while animal farming is still going ahead.
Being Vegan in the UK
According to the Vegan Society, in 2019 the UK was the most popular country for veganism. We as a nation are ahead of the game with the amount that is on offer for the vegan diet both in shops and eating out. With big brands like Pizza Hut, Marks and Spencers’ and Greggs increasing their Vegan ranges.
Getting all of the nutrients you need as a vegan can be difficult if you don’t have a balanced diet. In the same way as eating a non vegan diet you have to ensure you get a good variety. Part of this is down to finding suitable alternatives for dairy products, as well as foods that are good sources of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Activ4 School Tours and Dietary Requirements
We at Activ4 School Tours choose our hotels to ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for. Whether that is vegan or vegetarian or a medical dietary requirement, we also understand that many students are fussy eaters. This is why checking what food is available at all of our hotels is one of the priorities when we look at adding a new hotel portfolio.
We also ask to have a full list of dietary requirements before the group arrives in resort. This gives the hotels time to prepare suitable meals. Ensuring students get a filling well balanced meal every time.
If you’re thinking about your next trip, contact us today on 01743 467267 and our sales team will be happy to find the perfect tour for you.