Updated: Feb 6
Accelerated Ager: Animal Foods
I rarely, if ever, eat animal foods—over the last forty-two years, I’ve eaten some animal protein, but it always makes me feel sluggish, mentally and physically. I’m not going to try to convince you to become vegan, but I do emphasize the value of plant- based nutrition. It automatically removes aging pitfalls from your diet and is a game-changer in the world of anti-aging medicine.
In a 2017 study, vegetarians versus non-vegetarians were studied to determine the health outcome of their diets. The researchers found three significant conclusions:
1. Non-vegetarians were more overweight and showed less healthy lifestyles than those who were either vegetarians or vegans.
2. Vegans who had practiced veganism most of their lives remained healthy well into their eighties.
3. Diets that reduce animal foods and adopt more vegetarian patterns have an anti-aging effect.
Scientific evidence tells us that reducing or eliminating animal products in favor of more vegetables, fruit, grains, and legumes fights the diseases of aging by reducing the incidence of chronic disease that has become so epidemic in our aging population.