There are a lot of interesting facts about vegetarianism out there. Some of them are considered to be true while others we can only speculate about. In this post we take a quick look at some of these fun facts. We hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!
1. Hitler was a Vegetarian
It is said that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian. Whether this is true or not is debatable. The story goes that he adopted the lifestyle when he was older and that he predicted that vegetarianism will become the lifestyle choice of the world. Records are showing Hitler telling stories of slaughterhouses to his dinner guests, aiming to put them off of their meal.
2. Some Religions Requires you to be Vegetarian
Perhaps a more well-known fact, but yet one worth mentioning. There are a couple of religious movements where one is required to be a vegetarian. Some of them include Rastafarianism as well as Hare Krishna.
3. Fruitarianism is a Thing
Have you ever watched Notting Hill? With Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Well, in one scene Grant dates a woman who shares with the dinner guests that she is a fruitarian. What you may not have known is that it exists and that it falls under vegetarianism. Fruitarians only eat fresh fruits, nuts and seeds where the plant is not harmed during harvest.
4. India is the Origin
It is said that ancient India is where vegetarianism has its roots. To this day statistics have shown that the world’s largest percentage of vegetarians can be found in India. The practice was based on the philosophy of ahimsa (non-violence towards animals).
5. Vegetarian Celebs All Over
Throughout the ages a lot of famous people opted for the vegetarian way of life. Some of who includes Leonardo da Vinci, Ozzy Osbourne, Albert Einstein and Brad Pitt. It is also said that Benjamin Franklin was a vegetarian and that he introduced tofu to the country.
6. The Environment and Interesting Health Benefits
One of the main reasons why a lot of Americans decide to become vegetarians is due to the impact the meat industry has on the environment. That is of course adjacent to the multiple health benefits the lifestyle choice holds. According to studies, avoiding red meat can increase the sex appeal of male body odor.
Now that you know some interesting facts about vegetarianism, you have the perfect ice breakers for that next dinner party!