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Why We Celebrate World Vegetarian Day? Benefits of Adopting a Vegetarian Diet

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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1st October every year is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day. The day aims to "promote the joy, compassion & life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. It is a day when you can enjoy being vegetarian and share the pleasures & health benefits of being vegan with others. World Vegetarian Day was first observed by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 1977 and since then it is celebrated every year on 1st of October.

Today a number of people all over the world are turning vegetarian and it’s all because of the benefits it offers as compared to non vegetarian food.

How to celebrate World Vegetarian Day?

Here is how you can enjoy and celebrate this special day:

Learn about vegetarian day - You can start by visiting the official website of World Vegetarian Day. There you will get to know about the day in more detail.

Have vegetarian food - Then you can have a vegetarian breakfast followed by lunch and later dinner. You can also plan a menu of great-tasting vegetarian food and share the same with family and friends.

Look for vegetarian food festival - Later you can attend a vegetarian food fiesta. Usually there is some or the other festival or event on such occasions in your city so look for it in the newspaper or internet.

Try to avoid non-veg for a day – At least for one day, have only vegetarian food even if you are a non- vegetarian. Just see how it feels to eat only fruits, veggies and grains for a day. Also ask you family members and friends also to eat only vegetarian food today.

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Learn about the benefits of being vegetarian – No doubt, vegetarian food is healthier than the non vegetarian food. But many of us don’t know about its benefits. People who follow vegetarian diet have fewer diseases.

Find out some new facts about fruits, vegetables – Also try to search some new facts about fruits and vegetable that you don’t know till now. You can search for varieties of seeds, vegetables, fruits, grains etc that you haven’t tried yet. For this you can take help of your local fruit and vegetable vendor.

Share with others – Last but not the least, whatever you learn today share with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Let them also know about the amazing benefits of being a vegetarian.

Vegetarian diet:

Vegetarian Foods basically includes

  • Fruits like Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, melons, peaches.

  • Vegetables like all Leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots etc.

  • Grains such as Quinoa, rice, oats, barley.

  • Legumes like Lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas.

  • Nuts such and cashews, Almonds, walnuts, chestnuts.

Vegetarian Celebrities:

There are many popular personalities including film stars who eat only vegetarian food and some of them are:

  • Anushka Sharma

  • Kangana Ranaut

  • Aamir Khan

  • Rekha

  • Vidya Balan

  • Amitabh Bachchan

  • Mallika Sherawat

Vegetarian Athletes

  • Meagan Duhamel

  • Venus Williams

  • Lizzie Armitstead

  • Charlene Wong.

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