Danish vegetarians and vegans

The vegan trend has been going mainstream worldwide appealing to new followers as Copenhagen is considered a vegan friendly city.

By Lazaros Theodoridis

Different colored tomatoes | Photo taken by Scanpix.dk

Approximately 140000 of the danish people live on a vegetarian diet excluding all kinds of meat and products that came from the slaughtering of animals.

The main causes for people starting and keeping a whole or more flexible vegetarian diet are health benefits and decrease of the environmental footprint, whereas vegans would primarily suggest animal ethics to be the most important reason for eating a plant based diet.

When I became vegan it was about the ethics and I didnt know about vegans until I studied nutrition” says Isabella Tatiana Béatrice Earthling, member of the Vegan Change group based in Copenhagen.

One simple way to begin a vegan diet is the 22 days challenge, that is set to be enough time to reduce most of the meat and the animal products cravings.

This story is written for an audience in Greece and could be published on http://www.ekathimerini.com/