You’ve probably heard in recent years that a vegetarian diet is a much healthier way to feed yourself and that consuming excessive amounts of meat—especially red meat—is quite bad for your heart, your blood vessels, and overall health. From an ethical point of view, you’ve probably heard that eating meat makes you responsible for all the animal cruelty and killing that takes place daily, and such a claim might not be that far from the truth. It’s also possible that you’ve heard about many celebrities who follow a vegetarian diet, with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie being prime examples, which probably makes you think that vegetarianism is cool.
As with most things in life, however, the truth is somewhere in the middle, and there’s no exception to this rule when it comes to vegetarianism as well. Regardless, we won’t examine the pros and cons of being a vegetarian or vegan with this list but instead will highlight 25 Surprising Facts About Vegetarianism You Might Not Know that will inform and enlighten you about a lifestyle that has been around for thousands of years despite becoming “trendy” only recently.
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