Home > Diet and nutrition > News Updated 13 June 2019 WATCH: What if everyone went vegan? Considered switching to a plant-based diet? Not everyone is convinced that going meat-free and dairy-free is for the best. 0 Related Everything you should know before trying a plant-based diet Going vegan may boost diabetics' mood and health The 4 best vegan foods to eat if you’re trying to tone up Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Vegan food and vegan lifestyles are more popular than ever, with people switching to a plant-based diet for lots of different reasons. But, not everyone is convinced that going meat-free and dairy-free is for the best.Image credit: iStock NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Diet and nutritionNews advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Turning to wine during lockdown? Here's how to protect your teeth Medical Baby boom after pandemic lockdowns? Maybe not Fitness WATCH | Is walking the best exercise? Medical SA involved in massive global study on effects of Covid-19 pandemic - and you can play your part Medical Hydroxychloroquine worsens odds for cancer patients with Covid-19 Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.