Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular today with more convenient options being available. It’s hard to not have heard of it when it is estimated that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians and 22.8 million follow one of many types of vegetarianism.
Vegetarianism isn’t new. Pythagoreans were one of the first self-proclaimed vegetarians who adopted what they believed the Greek philosopher Pythagoras ate, though it is unknown if he really was vegetarian. Pythagoras’ supposed diet was mentioned in Greek philosopher Porphyry’s book On Abstinence from Killing Animals, which was written in the third century.Continue reading →