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Giant media platform UNILAD has shared an article today touting the benefits of a vegan diet to its mainstream audience of 33 million followers.
In a piece titled Vegans Live A Lot Longer Than Meat Eaters, writer Amy Guard explores the health benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as highlighting the rise of the vegan movement.
The vegan-promoting article comes after UNILAD recently shared an animal rights video in collaboration with vegan activist Kate Louise Powell.
Guard writes: “With November being Vegan Month, I’ve taken a look at the health benefits of veganism, including the research which found people following this diet are more likely to live longer than those who eat meat and dairy.”
She also featured an interview with senior lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University Haleh Moravej, who explained that a vegan diet ‘could improve the quality of life’, and discussed the growing interest in the lifestyle.
The article also features professional British freerunner and outspoken vegan Tim Shieff – who, Guard says, proves ‘you don’t need to eat animal products to be in good shape or for fitness levels’.
Sharing the article on Facebook and captioning it ‘You might want to re-evaluate your life choices’, UNILAD’s post wasn’t well received by the mainstream followers of the page.
Facebook user Steven Baysinger says: “‘You might want to re-evaluate your life choices’. No! YOU might want to shut the f*** up!”
Alex April commented: “Another loaded statement from a bull**** article lol. Yes, obese people who have a meat only diet do happen to die younger than people who are fit and have a healthy diet.
“That’s the fact, it’s not vegans vs meat eaters, it’s healthy eaters vs non.”
Christine Maire added: “I am an omnivore. I’ll eat a salad but I will eat it with a juicy steak. F*** outta here with this vegan nonsense…”