Posted on December 7th, 2009 in vegetarian, vegetarian diet, weight loss | 3 Comments »
Something I've talked about for years now has more scientific proof.
Eating a vegetarian diet slows down the aging process and increases life expectancy, according to a new study from British scientists at the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London.
The study reveals that 'reducing consumption of a protein found in fish and meat' appears to slow the aging process. In past studies, only a lower calorie diet, sometimes know as 'calorie restriction', about 60% lower than normal, has proven to increase life expectancy. This study now adds to that theory, but shows that a protein found in animal based foods is responsible for accelerating the aging process.
This isn't a surprise. Hundreds of studies have proven that the vegetarian diet is the healthiest, has the lowest rate of disease, lowest body mass (vegetarians often are closest to normal weight) as well as the most heart healthy diet.
Read more about the study here.
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