Does the vegan lifestyle actually add more QUALITY years to your life? How many people do you know that grow to a ripe old age, but can’t enjoy the quality of life, due to debilitating health issues, like diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, etc. Worse than that, so many health issues thought to be for the elderly are now affecting the younger generation! According to The Journal of Nutrition report in April of last year, the answer is yes…a vegan lifestyle can add more quality years to your life!
The study included 840 vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians, pescatarians, semi-vegetarians and meat eaters. Overall, vegans had lower levels of fat, higher levels of antioxidants and more anti-inflammatory agents in their bodies.
Here’s even more proof. #CicelyTyson. This amazing woman is alive and well at 95, and still working as an American actress.
She told fellow actress queen Latifah, “If I’m gonna be here for a long time, I want to be well.” She is a healthy vegan who exercises regularly, including doing 60 pushups every day!!!
Other Vegan Celebrities
Other actors, super models, singers and other famous vegans over 40 who look absolutely amazing are: Taraji P. Henson (actress) Christie Brinkley (actress and model), Persia White (Girlfriends), Emily Deschanel (Bones), Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Kimberly Elise (Actor), Ava DuVernay (filmmaker), Jermaine Dupri ( music mogul), Cory Booker (New Jersey senator), Pamela Anderson (Baywatch), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Erykah Badu (singer/songwriter), Daisy Fuentes (MTV), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Babette Davis (co-owner of Stuff I Eat, all-vegan restaurant in L.A.), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap), Alexandra Paul (Baywatch), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Angela Davis (activist).
Vegans Throughout History
There have been many vegans throughout history who have lived long and prospered well. A testament to the vegan lifestyle. They include:
• Albert Einstein, physicist, wrote equation for relativity, lived to be 76
• Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, died at 90
• John Wesley, English evangelist, died at 87
• Mahatma Gandhi, Indian civil rights leader, died at 78
• Nikola Tesla, inventor, died at 86
• Albert Schweitzer, religious philosopher, died at 90
• Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights activist, died at 86
Vege-licious is located at 513B Fisk Street. We are a 100% plant based, vegan soul food restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. We are open Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with brunch available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.