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Fountain of Youth Found in Fridge!

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Fountain of Youth Found in Fridge! by Guest Blogger

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Searching for the Fountain of Youth? It won’t be found in rhino horn, but it may be in your refrigerator—or at your local supermarket. Scientists believe that they have developed a way to estimate the likelihood that someone will live past the age of 100, and they found that many people with a vegetarian diet (along with other healthy lifestyle factors, such as not smoking) had an increased life expectancy.

Many plant-based foods have anti-aging properties, and a vegan diet can help manage and in some cases even prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other deadly diseases. Studies have shown that, on average, vegetarians and vegans live six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters.

And they don’t usually while away those years in a rocking chair, either. Take vegetarian and PETA India supporter Fauja Singh, for instance. In 2005, Fauja, who is now 99, led a senior relay team in the Edinburgh Marathon in Scotland. He holds a world record in his age bracket. Go, Fauja!

If you want your loved ones to be alive and kicking well into their “golden years,” why not encourage them to go vegan?

This post by Heather Moore was originally published on The PETA Files.

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  • Mrs. Lois Koch says:

    I have been on a truly vegetarian diet for sometime now. The idea of eating any kind of meat whatsoever really makes me shudder now. In my case, anyway, I find there is so much more food one can eat without having to eat meat. The only thing now I have to worry about is to really watch my portions.

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