What Echo readers said about taking on a plant-based diet for Veganuary

New year, new you?

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 1:40 pm

Up and down the country, people are deciding on their new year’s resolutions – with many pledging to be more healthy, whether it’s changing diet or taking part in more exercise.

But would you like to try a plant-based diet?

At time of writing, more than 1,600 people had voted in our daily Facebook poll which asked: “As thousands take part in Veganuary, would you consider trying a plant-based diet?”

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Would you consider trying a vegan diet? Picture: Pixabay.

Only 26% opted to give it a go, with 74% of those who took part voting “no”.

Here is how you reacted on the Sunderland Echo Facebook page:

Eleanor Forster: “I'm cutting down on meat and fish but won't give either up completely. One of my daughters is vegan and I always eat and serve vegan when she visits.

“I find it an extreme diet, unlike vegetarianism. The vegan diet can be quite expensive.”

You have been sharing your views on Veganuary and whether or not you'd try a plant-based diet. Picture: Pixabay.

Peeta Stebbenwolf: “I can’t see why this issue bothers people. I cook a lot of vegan stuff at home and often order vegan options, though I’m too lazy to go full vegan.”

Chris Hall: “A healthy diet also cuts down on diabetes and heart disease. Also exercise does this too.”

Chris Sumby: “Vegan substitute foods are absolutely horrendous for fats and sugars.”

Bryan Burrow: “Vegan food is generally tastier, healthier, cruelty free, but most importantly it helps to combat climate change.”

Ken Ellison: “All you have to do is stop your sugar clean your food up eat lean meat and exercise more. Simple.”