Live Longer No More Meat
January 4, 2016
Do you want to extend your life? For those interested in extending their life and living a healthier lifespan, instead of eating chicken, beef and pork change to a more health conscious lifestyle. A vegetarian or plant-based lifestyle consists of mainly vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fruit with little or no animal products (including dairy). This type of lifestyle is recognized as nutritious, can reduce chronic illnesses, reduce cruelty to animals, and help maintain environmental stability. The Brigham Young University Vegetarian (BYU) recently issued a statement calling for more world citizens to embrace the many benefits of plant-based lifestyle. People should consider living a plant-based lifestyle.
A Plant-based lifestyle is nutritious. Eating mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, and meat substitutes like soy, they cut the chances of getting heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes (U.S. News, 2015). According to U.S. News Health, defines plant-based as an approach that emphasizes minimally processed foods from plants, with modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low-fat dairy, and red meat only sparingly. There are many types of Plant-Base Diets, although the two best are Mediterranean Diet and Flexitarian Diet. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., a physician and researcher at The Cleveland Clinic, considered the best cardiac center in the country, treated eighteen patients with established coronary disease with whole foods, plant-based diet. Not only did the intervention stop the progression of the disease, but 70% of the patients saw an opening of their clogged arteries 2014. Dr. Dean Ornish, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, the doctors whose diet former President Bill Clinton has used to successfully return to his high school weight and to reverse his serious heart disease, completed a similar study...