When it comes to recovering from any disease, health experts and doctors always recommend eating green vegetables and fresh fruits. All types of vegetables, legumes and fruits contain the right amount of nutrients. Not only can it help us recover from any disease, but it can also protect us from the risk of many diseases.
Now that you must have understood that we are talking about vegetarian food. Did you know that about 10% of the world’s population is vegetarian, and India has one of the lowest per capita meat consumption in the world? So, do you like vegetarian food the most and are you a vegetarian yourself?
That’s why we celebrate being vegetarian because on October 1 every year, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day 2022. Know everything about this day.
What is World Vegetarian Day?
Founded by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and supported by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated annually on October 1 worldwide. This day works to spread awareness about the benefits for the environment, health and people.
What is the history of World Vegetarian Day?
‘Vegetarian’ was often referred to as the Pythagorean diet before the term ‘vegetarian’ was popularized in the mid-1800s. The ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician was an early proponent of the Pythagorean diet, which is why it was named after him.
Then, in the 1960s, awareness of the vegetarian diet began to rise in the US and Great Britain, leading to the founding of the North American Vegetarian Society on October 1st as World Vegetarian Day in 1977. Because vegetarian food is not only better for health, but also better for the environment.
What is the purpose of World Vegetarian Day?
A vegetarian diet focuses on vegetables, seeds, legumes, fruits, nuts and grains. It also includes animal products such as eggs, dairy products and honey, which are obtained without killing the animal or consuming its meat.
World Vegetarian Day is celebrated to highlight environmental aspects, animal welfare and personal health benefits to encourage people to give up animal products. A vegetarian diet has been proven to be beneficial for health in many studies.
The day is also celebrated to raise awareness to save animal lives and help conserve the earth.
Find out how vegetarian food is beneficial for your health
1. A vegetarian diet is a high fiber diet and according to research done by NCBI, fiber intake is best for maintaining gut health. Because of this, problems like constipation, abdominal pain and weight are kept aside.
2. According to research conducted at Loma Linda University in America, a vegetarian diet not only keeps you healthy, but can also increase your life span.
3. Cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and obesity – A vegetarian diet can save you from the risk of all these deadly diseases.
4. A vegetarian diet is also perfect for maintaining the glow of the skin and the strength of the hair.
Now when it comes to vegetarian diet, there is no question of non-veg diet, it cannot be. So let’s find out some interesting facts related to vegetarian and non-vegetarian food (Fun facts about being a vegetarian).
Some interesting facts about vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism
The grain currently fed to livestock for meat production could feed 1.3 billion people.
Chinese people (mostly vegetarians) consume 20% more calories than Americans, but Americans are 20% more obese.
60 calories of oil are needed to produce 1 calorie of meat.
80% of food poisoning is caused by eating infected meat.