A Seventh-day Adventist community in Southern California may be on to something! Personal beliefs aside, the lifestyle of residents of ‘Lovely Hill’ have been studied by research for over 50 years, and the results show that vegetarianism is a major factor in longevity.
Research concludes that Seventh-day Adventists live longer than the average Californian by up to 9 years! Australia has one of the highest rates of vegetarianism in the world, and it’s growing. Perhaps our lifespans are too! Notorious for door-knocking and their determination to share the word of God, it turns out the Seventh-day Adventists may have some useful lifestyle tips that can help us live to a ripe old age!
A commitment to abstain from tobacco and alcohol (well a very low percentage anyway), along with various other lifestyle and dietary habits are proven to contribute to optimal health and longevity. Vegetarianism plays a major role in the life of the congregation and is promoted by the church.
A community based just outside LA has excited researchers since the 1950s. Approximately half of Adventists in the Southern Californian community are vegetarian. They are considered the perfect population to study the benefits of committing to plant based diets.
Epidemiological studies at Loma Linda (or ‘Lovely Hill’ in Spanish’) over the last fifty years prove conclusively that Seventh-day Adventists live longer than the average Californian by up to 9 years! Interestingly, Australia has one of the highest rates of vegetarianism in the world (11.2 %). Between 2012 and 2016 there was a 30% growth in a vegetarian diet in NSW alone. So head to Southern California and learn the secret to longevity, or simply join the growing trend in Australia and stock your fridge with more veges!
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