Veganism: The Scientific Support Behind a Lifestyle Secret

The absence of meat in your diet, as well as other foods of animal origin, has proven to have clear benefits on our health, improving various diseases and the condition of our body, from radical changes in the nutrients that enter and the way we take advantage of them. This is a premise supported by two renowned specialists: Dr. Valter Longo, biochemist and director of the USC Longevity Institute, and Dr. David Sinclair, a famous Professor of Genetics from Harvard University.

Biochemist Valter Logo has demonstrated that diet is one of the most important determinants of health and aging. Offer course, Valter Logo also is aware our health is affected by our genetics. His studies have been based on caloric restriction, recommending "to follow" what we see in most long-lived populations around the world: herbal diets, low in protein and rich in unsaturated fats.

Dr. Logo's central premise is based on thousands of scientific studies that link the harmful effect of diets rich in meat and saturated fats, with some pathologies such as cancer, diabetes and even aging.

On the other hand, Dr. David Sinclair, famous for his studies on Resveratrol (an incredible antioxidant), states that maintaining a whole food plant-based diet, without sugar or carbohydrates, with low or no consumption of meat, can improve our health parameters and prolong our life. That's how Dr. Sinclair, who is in his early 50s, looks like a young man in his 30s.

Being vegan may be the answer to increase our life expectancy through an adequate nutrition, with less consumption of several foods that can cause dangerous diseases in our body. Maybe, eating some “foods for vegans”, could make the difference between a happy aging and the development of a deadly tumor.

A picture of telomeres. Telomere shortening is associated with aging. More importantly, many studies have supported eating meat & dairy shorten telomeres.

About the author of this post: Dr. Andres is a former teacher, and he enjoys to research and write. Medical Doctor David Andres graduated from Venezuela’s Universidad de Oriente, a well ranked medical school.