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Vegetarians May Live Longer, but Why?

Spoiler alert: it’s not as simple as just cutting meat out of your diet. Photo Credit: Martin Cathrae via Flickr.

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Chris is the Managing Editor at NewsLook, an interactive news service providing premium video content from more than 50 international sources.

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6:59PM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Thanks

2:26AM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Kelly L is up to no good and should be reported

10:18AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

ty

8:09PM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

They may live longer and they may not

7:24AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

TY!

1:55PM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

I can believe that

3:10AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

It's all in the genes and how they fight off the processed junk food we put in our bodies....

1:04PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Vegetarians don't live longer in my family. Only had one and she died an early death, around the age of 30, all other family members that are omnivores lives well into their 80's-90's (unless there was a farming accident, or during the industrial age when the pollination was very high), but then again my family on both sides tend to avoid processed foods, GMO foods and still makes many things from scratch and still exercises (many still work on the farms).

While doing genealogy I have found an ancestor who lived to be 104 years old during the 1600's. He was an omnivore and his favorite meal was apple glazed ham with a side of baked potato. And another man who was recorded plowing his fields by hand in the 1800's with NO animal pulling the plow, as well as being able to lift it, who lived to be 98 years old, and he worked until he was 75. His favorite meal was recorded to be rosemary cooked lamb slathered in pig lard.

A reason why they may live longer now is because there are FEW vegetarian friendly processed junk food, so they have less junk and chemicals being put into their bodies. If everyone ate foods that where not junk food, they would live longer too. But the way things are going everyone is winding up with chemicals in their body as nothing seems to be safe from major Corps that want to poison us all.

Remember, no matter what your diet is, eat healthy (less junk food), exercise, and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.

3:35PM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Eating more veggies and fruits and nuts is a good thing!

2:26AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Thanks.

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