World Vegetarian Day 2023: Did you know that approximately 10% of the global population is vegetarian and India has the lowest meat consumption per capita in the world? On October 1st, we celebrate the benefits of being a vegetarian and acknowledge that a meat-free diet can be incredibly delicious. Today is World Vegetarian Day, so break out the carrot sticks, tofu, cheese pizza, veggie burgers, and other meat-free treats!
World Vegetarian Day Activities
Share the vegetable bounty
Become a vegetarian for a day, even if you are not one. Share some vegetarian food with your coworkers or classmates. Don’t wish to exert any additional effort? Purchase a prepared vegetable tray. Everyone enjoys vegetable trays, including the most avid meat eaters.
Try the restaurant’s option of identification-free meat.
Are you the type of person who quickly scans past the vegetarian section of a menu? Today, you should explore the vegetarian options and choose a meal without meat. Who can say? Perhaps it will be more delectable than that steak.
Attend a farmer’s market.
At your local farmer’s market, you can find some of the most delicious and fresh vegetables and fruits. With autumn in the air, you’ll be able to find a variety of meatless foods to suit any taste or disposition (including pumpkin!).
International Vegetarian Day Importance
It’s beneficial to the environment
Going meatless not only spares animals — it also conserves fossil fuel. Did you know that it takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef, but only 1 calorie to produce 1 calorie of soybeans? That is 780 percent more productive than meat production!
It’s healthy for the body
Fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and a plethora of phytochemicals are typically abundant in vegetarian diets, whereas they are not always readily available in meat. This results in lower cholesterol, a reduced risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and a healthier body mass index.
Vegetarian cuisine can be delectable
Meatless diets have a reputation for being tasteless and bland, but this is not always the case. Almost any vegetable can be used to make delectable vegetable-based pancakes. If pizza does not contain sausage, it is still a viable option. Ice cream is transportable. Who said vegetarians can’t enjoy themselves?
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY DATES