Vegan for your health

Live Longer

A diet high in complex carbohydrates and fibre (found only in plant foods) but low in fat is the best dietary description for controlling obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Plant-based diets can also help reduce insulin requirements. Scientific studies of Californian Seventh Day Adventists show that vegetarians have a number of health benefits including at least two years greater longevity on average compared to even low meat eaters.

Prevent heart disease

Oxford University research findings into the benefits of a vegetarian diet found that vegetarians have lower body fat levels and are less likely to die of heart disease. In addition, vegetarians have a lower risk of constipation and appendicitis. Also it has been found that vegetarians have higher telomerase activity, a process thought to be important to aging-related diseases. (Telomerase is an enzyme that helps preserve the ends of chromosomes).

Prevent diabetes

Professor Claus Leitzmann, a retired nutrition researcher from the University of Fiessen, extends the benefits of plant based diets to include lower risk of

  • hypertension
  • adult onset diabetes
  • certain types of cancer
  • osteoporosis
  • renal disease and dementia
  • diverticular disease
  • gallstones
  • rheumatoid arthritis.

Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Forks Over Knives website

(Also on Netflix)