What Gazette 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, 11:10 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 1,200 people had voted in our daily Facebook poll which asked: “As thousands take part in Veganuary, would you consider trying a plant-based diet?”

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

Only 27% opted to give it a go, with 73% of those who took part voting “no”.

Here is how you reacted on the Northumberland Gazette Facebook page:

Graeme Appleby: “Humans are omnivores, don't get me wrong I eat vegetables but also enjoy fish, white meat and on occasions red meat, it has to be said though I've cut back dramatically on red meat in the last couple of decades.”

Kath Woollen: “I’m eating less meat, more fruit and vegetables and having several meat free days per week, but would consider going totally pescatarian (fish for omega 3) and meat free.

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

“But not vegan as it excludes many food categories that I consider good for overall health.”

Kathleen Cairns: “We tried a vegan Christmas as my daughter is vegan. We felt much lighter. I made sure the food was delicious and well presented.”

Kathleen Chamberlain: “I went vegetarian eight months ago not vegan but I have to say I feel 100% better for the change.”