Longevity: Vegetarian vs. Omnivorous

Some bloggers claim that studies that show vegetarians outlive their omnivores are invalid because vegetarians are often healthy in other areas as well. They claim we should throw out the data for omnivores that are “like obesity, diabetes“. The point that they are missing is that meat has been linked to higher incidences of diabetes. New research also suggests the consumption of meat contributes just as much as sugar to the growing prevalence of global obesity. If they exclude those with obesity and diabetes from the omnivorous control group, then they are excluding those very people which the meat as affected the worst!

Vegetarian vs. Carnivorous Animals

What about other animals? Could it be just coincidence that the longest living vertebrates on earth are also vegetarian? Possibly so, but it’s an interesting point to consider.

Vegetarian animals also, just like humans, tend to have more longevity than carnivores. Tortoises, who are considered the longest living vertebrates on Earth, are mainly vegetarian.

Processed Meat Causes Cancer

The WHO (World Health Organization) has now classified processed meat as a carcinogen.

Red Meat Likely Causes Cancer

The WHO (World Health Organization) has also classified red meat as a probable carcinogen.

Eating meat linked to Diabetes

Eating meat has been linked to higher incidences of diabetes.

Consuming Meat Contributes to Obesity

New research suggests the consumption of meat contributes just as much as sugar to the growing prevalence of global obesity.

Blue Zone Study Shows Other Vegitarian Population

The Blue Zone Study shows that not only did health conscious SDA people benefit from eating less meat, but also many other populations all over the world benefited from eating less meat. From the study it was deduced that 95% to 100% of your diet should be plant based, to increase your lifespan.

Blue Zones Food Guidelines: 95-100% plant based diet for the greatest longevity

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