Vegan Fair in St Albans

August 22nd 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Vegan Fair in St Albans

The first St Albans Vegan Fair will be held on 27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Monday) at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre from 10 am to 4 pm. Entrance is £3. Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism; like vegetarians, vegans don't eat any animals that have been killed and also avoid animal products altogether, so that means no eggs or dairy products and, usually, no honey either.

People decide to become vegans for a variety of reasons. One of the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products, say the Vegan Society. 

Many vegans also say that thinking about a more plant-based diet is a really healthy thing to do as long as you follow healthy eating guidelines, a largely plant-based diet can and contain all the nutrients that our bodies need. Some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking, and improve your diet. Getting your nutrients from plant foods allows more room in your diet for health-promoting options like whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables, which are packed full of beneficial fibre, vitamins and minerals.

St Alban’s vegan fair will showcase the variety of vegan foods and products on offer, the Fair will have more than 60 stalls with a vast range of vegan snacks, hot foods, desserts, drinks, cooking ingredients, ready-made meals, spices, vegan clothing, jewellery and accessories. Businesses from St Albans, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, London and across the UK will be involved.

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/StAlbansVeganFair