Wednesday, October 08, 2014

African-American Vegetarians have better Health

African-American Vegetarians have better Health · August 01, 2014

A recent study at Loma Linda University showed that African-American vegetarians are at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. The study, which was part of the University’s long-term research on Seventh-day Adventists, was done on a range of Adventists from strict vegetarians to those who eat meat.

The findings revealed that among black vegetarians there is a nearly 50 percent lower risk of high blood pressure, and more than 40 percent less likelihood of obesity. Up until the last 10-15 years, most studies were primarily focused on white males. This study revealed that the same effects of lifestyle differences are seen in more diverse ethnicities.

While the results of this study are unsurprising, it is further confirmation that the vegetarian lifestyle leads to better health. The study also revealed that there is little difference between those who ate a little meat or only fish and people who ate meat at every meal.

Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet. Ministry of Healing, page 296

Study finds black vegetarians healthier than their meat-eating counterparts


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