Veganism is big. Really big. The size and impact of veganism have been growing in recent years. And the plant-based revolution only expected to gather further momentum into 2024.
This lifestyle and dietary choice that avoids the use of animal products for various reasons, including ethical, environmental, and health concerns, is on the up. It might not be for everyone but cutting animal products out of your diet has scientifically-proven benefits for both your health and the planet.
Concerns about the treatment of animals in the food industry have led many people to adopt veganism to align their values with their dietary choices.
Growing awareness of the environmental impact of animal agriculture, including its contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, has led more people to consider veganism as a way to reduce their ecological footprint.
Adopting vegan diets can lower your risk of certain health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. While not everyone identifies as a vegan, many people are reducing their consumption of animal products and adopting plant-based diets. This flexible approach is sometimes called "flexitarianism" or "reducetarianism."
Whatever your reason, whatever your decision, we have curated a selection of books to support your vegan choices, and what better day to share it than today World Vegan Day 2023.
World Vegan Day is a global event celebrated annually on 1st November. The first World Vegan Day was created to mark the 50th anniversary of The Vegan Society, held on 1 November 1994. This was later extended to become World Vegan Week and, as we now know it, World Vegan Month. Every November, World Vegan Month is celebrated worldwide as a time to shine a light on the vegan movement.
Scroll and see some of our favourite books for the vegan in you.
Special mention must go to Katy Beskow whose books are brilliant for a balanced vegan lifestyle. Covering everything from BBQs to Christmas to easy speedy veganism, she won't steer you wrong.
If you have kids to think of too, check out Vegan Kids by Heather Whinney which is aimed directly at children and teens, who are often more committed to changing the world by their actions. Be More Vegan is another brilliant book, an ultimate guide to the vegan lifestyle for young people featuring facts, tips and over fifty deliciously simple recipes.
What are your faves?