Ve­gans take twice sick­ies of meat fans

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD Con­sumer Cor­re­spon­dent

VE­GANS take the most days off work be­cause of colds, flu and mi­nor ail­ments, a study claims.

Peo­ple on meat and dairy-free di­ets throw al­most five sick­ies a year com­pared to the av­er­age 2.5, the re­search shows.

The study by Fish­er­man’s Friend throat lozenges also found that mil­len­ni­als take 2.5 days off com­pared to less than one for those aged over 55.

A spokesman for the ve­gan-friendly brand said its sur­vey of 1,000 peo­ple was the first time it had iden­ti­fied how many days peo­ple take off ac­cord­ing to their diet type.

Ve­gan So­ci­ety di­eti­cian Heather Rus­sell said: “It’s pos­si­ble to get all the nu­tri­ents your body needs from a ve­gan diet.”

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