Vegetarianism is not a new thing. The difference between vegetarianism today and vegetarianism of the past is the availability of foods that are suitable for the vegetarian diet.
When the vegetarian diet started gaining popularity several decades ago, the people who chose to follow this diet had very little to choose from on grocery store shelves.
Today, there are entire aisles dedicated to this lifestyle and many different products to choose from which makes it much easier than ever before to follow a vegetarian diet. Not only are there numerous ready-made items available but also vegetarian-friendly ingredients to make following Vegetarian Recipes at home a breeze.
Today, vegetarians are not forced to eat only vegetables, beans, tofu and lentils. There is a vegetarian substitute for almost any food item with the help of a wide range of products made especially for people wishing to follow this healthier lifestyle.