The Surge of Veganism: Why going Vegan is on the up?


Veganism is definitely spreading faster than we thought. The latest survey in 2018 suggests that more than 3.5 million people in the United Kingdom are identifying themselves as vegans and vegetarians. More than double the number in 2016.

More and more young Brits have opted for a plant-based diet. Girls and women age between 15 and 34 represented more than 40% of the total number of vegans and vegetarians in the UK.

What motivate people to switch to a plant-based diet?

49% of those who cut down on meat consumption, are doing it to improve their health. The rest are doing it for weight management, animal welfare, environmental impacts, concerns over antibiotic and taste.

About 20% of greenhouse emissions are from foods. If we all went vegan, it would reduce this number to 10%. Switching to a vegan diet certainly helps create a better world to live in. 


How easy is it to be a vegan?

With the growing interest in cruelty-free living, being a vegan in London is easier than you may think of. There are plenty restaurants for tasty vegan foods and good variety of vegan products on supermarket shelves. 

I love eating fruits and vegetables. However, there were times when I travelled abroad or attended events in London where vegan foods were not an available option. Occasionally, by my own choice, I still eat meat. Nevertheless, I can feel a huge difference on my energy levels when I rely on fruits and vegetables alone. The vegan diet keeps me awake at work and I can concentrate better on what I do.

If you are new to a vegan diet, ask other vegans for help with the variety and choice of foods. If you are in doubt, seek advice from a vegan nutritionist, to make sure that your body gets all necessary nutrients.

Vegan Skincare and Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

The demand for vegan skincare and cruelty-free beauty products is surging, along with the awareness of the importance of cruelty-free, green living. Personally, I love to use botanical extracts in my products. Many plants contain healthy phytonutrients that can't be found in manmade or animal-derived ingredients. 



Numerous research proved that isolated vitamins and antioxidants (supplements) are less effective than vitamins and antioxidants found in the whole foods. Hence it is best to get all the necessary nutrients from your diet than supplements.

With the advanced development in biotechnology, there are more and more plant-derived active ingredients that can challenge the efficacy of manmade or animal-derived active ingredients.

One of my favourite vegan ingredients is Blue Chamomile essential oil. Studies showed that it contains phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties to help protect sensitive, tired and stressed skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals and pollutants.

Blue Chamomile essential oil is one of the key botanical extracts in multi-award-winning Antioxidant Youthful Essence and Bio-Renewal Face Oil.

The way to a Better and Kinder World

Veganism is much more than just eating fruits and vegetables, like your life is depending on them. Vegan lifestyle is a conscious act that helps preserve the existence and well-being of the planet and its ecosystem. Being a vegan is a decision to be kinder to the world around us and loving towards others, be them human beings or animals.



Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Read >>>



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Sources: (1); (2) " Number of Vegans in UK soars to 3.5 millions, Survey finds ", Olivia Petter, The Independent, 03-April-2018; (3) Lightspeed/Mintel; (4) " Veganism: Why is it on the up ", Lora Jones, BBC, 18-June-2018

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