In the last decade, there’s been a rapid rise in the number of people adopting vegan and vegetarian lifestyles in the U.K. There are now over half a million vegans in the country and the need for plant-based beverages, snacks and meals is at an all-time high. Veganism is now a rapidly growing lifestyle movement in Britain thanks to its perceived health benefits, and we in the States can learn a lot and gain inspiration from this way of life.
Supporters of plant-based eating swear by its many health benefits including lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduced risk of heart disease. Studies have linked a vegan diet to a lower body mass index. Many people are also saying no to animal-derived products due to the welfare and environmental issues associated with them. This growth in veganism in the U.K is only likely to continue with more and more consumers becoming savvy about the health implications of dairy and meat products and the reality of the farming industry.