10 interesting vegetarian facts

Vegetarianism is a growing trend around the world. According to the research, the number of vegetarians in America has doubled since the 1970s and the number of vegetarians has more than doubled since 2000. The growth is due to a variety of factors, including a growing consciousness about the environmental impact of meat production and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

In case you thinking of joining the trend or going vegan, here are some interesting vegetarian facts you should know.

10 interesting vegetarian facts

10 interesting vegetarian facts

  • There are lots of vegetarians in India: Vegetarianism has long been associated with the inhabitants of ancient India. Indians still account for more than 70% of all vegetarians worldwide.
  • The first vegan society was formed in 1847: In 1847, the first vegetarian society was founded in England. The members’ major goal was to disprove the myth that it is impossible to live a good life without eating meat.
  • Vegetarianism comes on several levels: The strictest vegetarians abstain from all animal products, including honey (bees are frequently murdered in the making of honey), as well as any meals that may have trace amounts of animal products, such as bread cooked in buttered tins and sugar that has had bone charcoal added (to make it white).
  • You may remember the Notting Hill scene where William Thacker (Hugh Grant) meets an oddball “fruitarian” on a blind date. Fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant materials that can be harvested without harming the plant make up the diet of a person who practices fruitarianism, which is a very genuine form of vegetarianism (e.g. pears can be picked without killing the plant, carrots cannot).
  • In an effort to ease the burden that meat production places on the environment, many vegetarians consume no meat. According to Wikipedia.org, the United States uses 80% of its agricultural area and nearly half of its water supply to cultivate crops for farm animals.
  • Some people are vegetarians because of religious beliefs: Most people follow a vegetarian diet because of their religious beliefs. The Hare Krishna and Rastafarian movements are two religious movements that actively promote vegetarianism.
  • Vegetarians are believed to have a high IQ: According to British studies, a child’s IQ determines how likely it is that he would grow up to be a vegetarian. You guessed it: the likelihood that a child will eventually reject meat increases with intelligence.
  • It’s beneficial for men: While eating vegetables has many health advantages, it also has other intriguing impacts on the body. According to studies, avoiding red meat makes male body odor more seductive.
  • Ozzy Osborne, Sinead O’Connor, Brad Pitt, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, and Leonardo da Vinci are among the well-known vegetarians on the list.
  • Finally, Adolf Hitler is reputed to have been a vegetarian for much of his later life. In fact, it’s alleged that he foresaw a vegetarian world in the future. Records reveal that Hitler entertained himself by regaling meat-eating guests with gruesome tales of slaughterhouses. He would make fun of them for being hypocrites after delaying their food. On one of these occasions, he said: “That demonstrates how timid people are. They are unable to perform such heinous acts for themselves, but they nonetheless reap the rewards guilt-free.”