The rise of peganism
We’ve all heard of paleo and vegan diets by now, but peganism – think caveman meets cruelty-free eating – has been dubbed the world’s healthiest diet. On Pinterest, peganrelated searches are up 337 per cent and it’s among the social media company’s top 100 trends for 2019. So what exactly is it, you ask? Basically, the diet champions natural, whole foods – plenty of fresh fruit and veg, healthy protein and fats (“phat fats”, such as ghee and coconut butter, are also big this year), nothing from animals and no processed junk. A paleo diet also cuts out grains, legumes and beans: the philosophy behind it is our bodies should be fuelled by foods that existed in the Paleolithic era, before agriculture came along.