International Vegan Cuisine Month is dedicated to people who pay close attention to their diet. They do not eat all animal products and tell the public about it. The reasons may be different: health problems or other beliefs. The main thing here is that the number of vegetarians is increasing every year.
The holiday is celebrated annually and has many purposes: the main one is to give the population reliable information about the direction, scientific research, benefits and active movements. The Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics state that a balanced diet is a real gift for the body. Its observance brings health and avoids dangerous diseases.
The first mention of vegetarianism goes far into antiquity, namely in the 4th century BC. Scientists are still arguing on this issue, but there is an opinion that such a food system was formed in Asia, and only then reached Western society.
Did you know that:
- vegetarians are different – some eat only fruits or vegetables, others refuse eggs and dairy products, others refuse only red meat, eating chicken and fish;
- similar diets make the body burn calories 16% faster, so similar diets are a success with those who dream of harmony;
- The Chinese book The China Study describes a 20-year study that suggests that meat-eaters have a higher mortality rate.
How to celebrate
In America, there are various organizations that invite you to master classes on a vegetarian menu, talk about scientific research and simply unite like-minded people. Similar organizations exist in other countries. Find out about upcoming events and go to them out of curiosity – no one will force you to change your outlook.
If you are part of a large community, educate others about the benefits of diet. Throw a vegan food party and prove they’re delicious! Invite friends and family to be part of the process as well.
When is National Vegetarian Awareness Month in 2022?
National Vegetarian Awareness Month is observed on October 1 each year.