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The rise of the vegan diet

Veganism is on the rise. In 2006, 150 thousand people in the UK opted for a plant-based diet, in 2017, over 542 thousand people did the same – that’s a 350 per cent increase.

Why has taking on a vegan diet become so popular? Well, there are many scientifically proven health benefits, such as a higher vitamin c, protein, iron, calcium and fibre intake, as well as the vegan diet being extremely low in saturated fats.

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Food on the go trend 2017 – Sushi Burritos are on a roll

Millennials, generally thought of as adults from ages 19 to 35, are hooked on good, healthy, eco-friendly food.  The rise of meal preparation companies that send customers nutritious, fresh ingredients that they can quickly make into a cooked meal – has been attributed to the influence of millennials.

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Food on the go trend 2017 – The monstrous freakshake.

A high-calorie, mega milkshake – a mash-up of drink and dessert – the freakshake has arrived, and customers are literally queuing round the corner to get one.

Originally crafted in 2015 in an Australian café called Patissez, the new-age milkshakes became an instant hit on social media – with their undeniable extravagance and visual appeal. And since then the social media buzz has not abated – with thousands of posts on Instagram and Pinterest – these platforms have helped make freakshakes famous across the globe.

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New year, new menu

It’s that time of the year again, the time when customers take steps towards eating better after the mouth-watering delicacies of the Christmas period. Many predictions have been made about which foods will be trendy and popular in 2017, but one thing’s for sure, a shake-up of your food-to-go options is likely to go down well with your customers.

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Going Veggie for Meat Free Week

This week, until 8th August, is National Meat Free Week. The awareness week aims to educate people about the health and environmental benefits of reducing their meat consumption.

The most recent National Diet and Nutrition survey (2012) reported that 1.2 million people in the UK are completely vegetarian. This total has been estimated at around 3 million in 2016. Mintel categorises 23 percent of the UK population as meat-reducers, people who are attempting to eat less meat, and 10 percent of the population as meat-avoiders, people who plan to eat little or no meat but sometimes lapse. The Vegan Society have found that over 542,000 people in the UK are now following a vegan diet, a rise of 360 percent from 10 years ago.

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