If going vegan is one of your goals in 2020 – Ireland is the right place to do it.
The Emerald Isle has been ranked the sixth-best country in Europe and 10th worldwide to convert to a plant-based diet.
Searches for veganism and related terms hit a record high in 2020 – and analysis of Google search trends for 180 countries shows that Ireland is at the forefront of the meat-free movement.
Research by online cooking forum Chef’s Pencil reveals that thousands of people are joining the ranks of Irish celebrity vegans like former Miss World Rosanna Davidson, model Thalia Heffernan and WWE fighter Becky Lynch.
Interest in vegan cooking and recipes rose during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the easing of restrictions has seen an increase in the volume of searches for vegan restaurants as more of us consider converting to a meat-free diet.
The news comes after a recent study by Wellwoman Vegan found that 73% of Irish people are happy to incorporate vegan meals into their diet while 37% say they would change to a vegan diet permanently.
The United Kingdom ranked number one on the global vegan chart, followed by Australia, Israel, Austria, and New Zealand.
In Europe Germany, Sweden, Switzerland ranked ahead of Ireland in the vegan stakes.
But beware, a lot of the time people think that all vegan and vegetarian foods are healthy when trying to slim down.
Of course, there is a multitude of health and environmental benefits to ditching the meat, but a lot of us don’t realize that some vegan and vegetarian alternatives aren’t as healthy as they might be parading to be.
Know the facts and take note of the following food if you’re planning on switching to your diet.
Source: RSVP LIVE