Michiana VegFest teaches people about plant-based, vegan diets

NOW: Michiana VegFest teaches people about plant-based, vegan diets

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- People in Michiana will have the chance to learn about plant-based lifestyles at the inaugural Michiana VegFest. 

The first of its kind event is designed to teach people about veganism, a growing diet in the United States, in which people don't eat any animal products.

There will be 40 vendors offering samples, information, and activities. Additionally there will be well-known speakers and chefs, some of whom are from the Michiana area. 

The free event, open to everyone, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Downes Ballroom, inside the Corbett Family Hall,on the Notre Dame campus.

More and more people are choosing vegan. plant-based diets because it can be one of the healthiest. There is research that suggests that it reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and diabetes. People also say they choose a vegan diet because it reduces the environmental and social injustice issues associated with animal-based diets. 

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