Vegetarian and Vegan Articles. Includes useful information for vegetarians and those wanting to become vegetarian.

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

The Gladiators Were Vegetarians

ponedjeljak, 1. veljače 2010.

The Gladiators are associated with strength, endurance and hard training - they are real fighting machines. Spartak like gladiators were a kind of sports heroes and Gladiator medicine is probably the first form of organized sports medicine. It would be expected that the diet of these fighters out of the arena based on proteins, however, the analysis of archaeological finds of their bones, says something quite the opposite.

Strontium is present in greater concentration in plant food than animal tissues, and bones contain twice as many fights strontium bone than their contemporaries. Thus, the gladiators were vegetarians. This is confirmed by the record of Roman historian Pliny, who calls them hordearii - those who eat barley.

Similarly, is the Roman soldiers, legionaries who spent 5000-6000 kcal per day, and 78% of their food ration comprised carbohydrates, mainly barley and wheat.

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