Vegetarians Live Longer than Meat Eaters

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Wall Street Journal recently had an article that stated vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. The study was done by JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association. Ity tracked 73,300 people of seventh day evangelist church for 6 years. This church is known for promoting a vegetarian diet. The study found that, “Vegetarians in the study experienced 12% fewer deaths over the period. Dietary choices appeared to play a big role in protecting the participants from heart disease, from which vegetarians were 19% less likely to die than meat-eaters.” Caloric intake didn’t matter and there were also fewer deaths due to diabetes related incidents than with meat eaters.

Study after study keeps finding that vegetarian diets have ;less deaths and disease than diets including animal protein. Vegans have even less than vegetarians because they eat NO animal protein in their diets. Food is your choice! Choose wisely.

Lower Your Risk of another Heart Attack through Diet Changes

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Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables (Photo credit: nutrilover)

I was away for 4 days in Key West recharging my batteries. i am back and this BLOG will continue.

My good friend David gave me this lead in the Wall Street Journal. An article by Jennifer Corbett Dooren titled “Diet’s Role In Lowering Risk of Repeat Heart Attacks”. A vegetable diet has always been known to help prevent heart disease but little has been known about preventing another heart attack if you already had one. This was a 5 year study of 32,000 people in 40 countries and showed that people who ate a lot of fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and fish in relation to meats, poultry and eggs were 35% less likely to get heart disease. This is nothing new to vegetarians and vegans. People that severely limit animal protein intake like longer and healthier. Vegans, who eat NO animal protein, have the healthiest lives. This study was published in the American Heart Association’s medical journal. Change your diet and live happier and healthier!

Are Those Marshmallows as Bad for you as Meat?

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roasting a marshmallow

roasting a marshmallow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My friend David sent me a link to this article. It is very interesting and worth thinking about. We pretty much know meats are not good for you and barbecued is even worse but how about blackened marshmallows (SMORES)? Also what about the cleaning products you use on the grill? Do they build up and get into our systems? The Wall Street Journal food and drink says they may have an effect on your health. They recommend not over cooking on the grill and not grilling every day.