One of the common stereotypes about vegetarianism and veganism is that such a diet is not suitable for people who experience heavy physical exertion. However, numerous examples of outstanding athletes of different generations from around the world prove the opposite. We have selected a list of Olympic and world champions, record holders in various sports, whose vegetarian and vegan diet is confirmed by their own words at the time of the achievements themselves. See for yourself that plant foods contain everything you need for a healthy, strong and hardy body.
Nikolai Nikolaevich Drozdov has been an outstanding figure in science for more than 50 years. He is famous not only for his love for animals as the author and host of the "In the World of Animals" program, but also as an authoritative scientist, member of expeditions, author of numerous scientific papers, as well as a vegetarian, a supporter of a healthy lifestyle and a tireless optimist.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is known not only among the adherents of Buddhism. He devoted his whole life to promoting high moral values, finding true inner harmony, respect for the environment, combating violence and ignorance. In an article by the author of a well-known saying: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness,” a fragment of the book “My Tibet” is quoted, which reveals to us his attitude to ecology.
Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek was a vegan, animal rights activist and did not hesitate to promote his ideas to the masses, holding a high political office. He created the "Movement for Justice and Development", which works on issues of helping children and the elderly, health care, animal care, healthy food and organic production, environmental care and nature conservation. These initiatives prompted one political observer to refer to the president as the "Gandhi of Slovenia".
This article is dedicated to the physicist, inventor in the field of electrical and radio engineering, engineer, "the man who invented the twentieth century" - Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). The scientist is also remarkable for other reasons: Tesla was famous for his kind heart and was a vegetarian.