So, you've made the decision to adopt a Plant-Based or Vegan diet - and you're not alone. Year after year, more people are cutting out meat from their diets - with some going all the way and becoming vegan and adopting a entirely plant-based diet.
Here, we explore why people are going plant-based and tips on how to transition to a vegan diet.
Animal agriculture is the single largest driver of habitat loss and rainforest deforestation. Additionally, Livestock is one of the leading causes of global warming.
If we all went vegan, the world’s food-related emissions would drop 70% by 2050, according to a 2016 report on food and climate in the academic journal, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Two plant-based meals a day cuts your food-related carbon emissions by 50%, and switching to a plant based diet could reduce agricultural emissions by as much as 73% in high income nations.
Some people also adopt plant-based or vegan diets for ethical and moral reasons for the welfare of animals.
Adopting a plant based diet can also have a number of health benefits, including an improvement on your heart health and reducing blood sugar levels. Read our 5 Heath Benefits of Going Vegan Blog for more information.
Although it is clear that adopting a plant-based diet has an impact on the environment, it is important to have a balanced vegan diet as some vegans can be at risk of missing out on important nutrients.
Research is key to having a balanced plant-based diet. Look into what food provides what nutrients such as protein, iron, B12, calcium, omega 3 and zinc. Introduce supplements if you have to.
You should also follow vegan creators, activists and news outlets online for information, recipes and guidance - or watch vegan documentaries to expand your knowledge.
Here at the Skinny Food Co we have are very conscious of our environmental impact whilst producing healthier alternatives to the foods we consume.
By switching to Skinny Food Co, you will not only dramatically decrease your sugar and calorie intake, you'll also be taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint.
Zero Palm Oil
We are very proud to say that all our products contain zero palm oil.
Palm oil leads to an increase in deforestation and increased carbon emissions contributing to climate change. Carbon is release into the environment when farmers expand their farming areas by converting forest into large scale palm oil plantation.
An increase in deforestation is a result of high demand for palm oil, therefore contributing to the expansion of palm oil plantations resulting in the destruction of tropical forests.
Palm oil is the leading cause of habitat loss and contributes to the extinction of species, including the orangutan population. Every year it is estimated that between 1,000 to 5,000 orangutans are killed in Palm Oil concessions.
80% of our Products are Vegan
80% of our products are now vegan and we are currently developing new formulas for our non-vegan products to be made vegan.