- Vegans exercise more and have less vices than those who eat meat regularly.
- Avoiding meat entirely will not guarantee a longer life.
A study published back in 1996 suggest that only 30% of our genetics determine our lifespan, the rest really depends on the environment what we thrive in.
Calories and metabolism are very much relevant to lifespan. Take dogs for example. Bigger dogs usually have shorter lifespans compared to smaller breeds.
Several studies have shown that people who consume lesser calories tend to live longer, but this has not yet been concluded as many researchers are still studying this. This process, as far as recent studies go, only works on smaller animals like mice.
Now, a recent study suggests that individuals on plant-based diets are more likely to live longer than meat-eaters.
The study had 100,000 Americans as participants and these people were monitored for five years.
Other studies suggest that having less meat in your diet will also increase your lifespan. Having less meat products have tons of benefits that include avoiding type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer.
More studies show that vegan diets make people more immune to a variety of diseases.
But avoiding all meats will not guarantee an extended lifespan.
It’s just that people on vegan diets tend to consume less alcohol, smoke less, and work out more than those who eat meat on the regular.
Avoiding meat and eating healthy vegan diets do not guarantee a longer life if one chooses to have vices that are harmful.