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Which came first; the vegetarian or the genius? We are all smart enough to know that it’s better for the planet to go all veg head, but did you know that some of the world’s greatest geniuses were herbivores? Yep, even before it was cool to not eat “anything with a face,” these pioneers of smart were burning the midnight oil with snacks of fruits and veggies. Can’t you just image Einstein proving the theory of relativity while chomping on some carrots?

Thomas Edison… this well-known inventor developed many devices including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Wonder what he would think of the CFL? Anyway, he once wrote, “Vegetarianism has a powerful influence upon the mind and its action, as well as upon the health and vigor of the body. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”

Albert Einstein believed that nothing would benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

Sir Isaac Newton… aka, the father of physics was rumored to have gone vegetarian in the later stages of his life.

Leonardo Da Vinci… we all know him as an amazing artist but he was also a physicist. In between making important discoveries in hydraulics, optics and mechanics, he felt so strongly about vegetarianism that he would buy caged chickens only to set them free.

Nikola Telsa helped invent the AC electrical system that we use today. It’s rumored that he lived off of meat-free meals from the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. He once said, “On general principles the raising of cattle as a means of providing food is objectionable. It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarian habit.”

Want to give your IQ a boost? Start off slowly by doing Meatless Mondays. Still don’t believe vegetarians are smarter? Check out this report from Psychology Today.

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