Vegetarianism. A Brief Overview. Objectives. Define vegetarianism and associated terms Describe benefits of vegetarian diet Discuss nutrients of concern in vegetarian diets . Vegetarian.
A Brief Overview
“Vegetarian” was coined in 1847 by Vegetarian Society of United Kingdom.
The word “vegetarian” was derived from the Latin word “vegetari” which means enliven.
Vegetarianism dates to ancient history where philosophers and religious gurus asked followers to avoid a flesh diet to acknowledge the sacredness of life.
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