Holland & Barrett Study finds veganism leads to weight loss, glowing skin and an increased libido

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Even though Veganuary is officially over (with nearly 600,000 taking part this year), a new study by Holland & Barrett found that more than one in four vegans adopted the diet in the last 12 months. This indicates that more people continue their vegan journey throughout the year, post the Veganuary initiative. Additionally,  The Vegan Society also predicts that vegans and vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population by 2025.  

The Holland & Barrett research asked 2000 respondents about their recent lifestyle changes, and found that those who turned vegan saw multiple benefits including weight loss, energy boost, glowing skin and an increased libido (all of which could be a good incentive to stay on the vegan path)Highlights of the research found that:

  • 41% cited health as their main reason for switching 
  • More than one in 10 adults agreed that the COVID-19 outbreak made the diet more appealing 
  • Nearly half quizzed said they lost weight, with six in ten seeing weight loss in the first three months 
  • A third of men and almost a quarter of women also saw a libido boost 
  • 35% of vegans aged 50-59 have gone vegan in the past year  
  • 30% of non-vegans say they’d be willing to try Meat Free Mondays as a way of eating less meat 

The full research can be found here: https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/vegan/2020-vegan