Each individual has its own reasons why he or she has turned to vegetarianism – purely health related, ethical, moral or religious ones. The practice of abstaining from consuming various food groups has become more popular during the recent decades. Famous people advocate vegetarianism, stating its health, as well as economical and environmental benefits. Today every self-respecting restaurant has a special menu for vegetarians and numerous cookbooks with recipes have been published. Nutrition experts warn that the only way a vegetarian diet will work is if it will be balanced and people will compensate the lack of certain nutrients and vitamins with adequate supplements. In order to find out more about vegetarianism, its main types, cuisine and the emerging issues like economic and environmental vegetarianism – read this book.