November is the Veg Pledge month where people are being encouraged to go vegetarian or vegan for one month.

Veg Pledge is a fundraising challenge, that aims to promote the adoption of a vegetarian lifestyle and to raise money for life-saving research. The money raised will help fund the research into 200 types of cancer.

Debbie Jones, 49, Sheffield, has been a vegetarian for over 10 years, said: “Being a vegetarian for several years has completely changed my living habits in a positive way.

“A vegetarian diet has made me feel much healthier overall and from what I read, it can also help reduce my risk of cancer so why not.”

Mrs Jones said the vegetarian food options are varied and accessible.

“It’s a common misconception that vegan or vegetarian diets mean I am only having plain fruits and salads, but in reality, there are tons of choices, and can be very delicious. For example, there are so many great vegan recipes on YouTube, teaching people how to make plain veggie meals more tasty and enjoyable”, she added.

According to The Association of UK Dietitians, a Plant-based diet could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers and may help manage weight.

For anyone interested in the Veg Pledge