A study at England’s Southampton University found people who adopted a Vegetarian Lifestyle before they turned 30 recorded IQ scores that were on average five points higher than when recorded ten years later.
The study, which was reported in the British Medical Journal looked at 8,179 people who had their IQs tested in 1970.
Twenty years later, researchers examined the IQ scores of the 366 participants who said they were vegetarian.
Vegetarians had an IQ score of 106, compared with 101 for non-vegetarians; while female vegetarians averaged 104, compared with 99 for non-vegetarians.
Now how is that for an interesting argument to go vegetarian!
It’s been found that people with higher IQs are generally healthier, with lower heart disease and obesity rates. The researchers think that while the findings of this study are partly related to better education and higher occupational social class, the difference in IQ is so great that it’s far more significant than just schooling and finances.
The study’s lead researcher was quoted as saying, “The finding that children with greater intelligence are more likely to report being vegetarian as adults, together with the evidence on the potential benefits of a vegetarian diet on heart health, may help to explain why higher IQ in childhood or adolescence is linked with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in adult life.”
Of course, it’s always possible that smart people just take care of themselves better – they know that they need to exercise, avoid fast food, and get the supplements they need. But it’s important to note that the link between IQ and vegetarianism means that it’s healthy and intelligent.
In response to the study’s findings, a member of the UK Vegetarian Society, said: “We’ve always known that vegetarianism is an intelligent, compassionate choice benefiting animals, people and the environment. Now we’ve got the scientific evidence to prove it. Maybe that explains why many meat-reducers are keen to call themselves vegetarians when even they must know that vegetarians don’t eat chicken, turkey or fish.”
My personal experience since I became a pure vegan (no meat, poultry, eggs, fish or dairy): I think much faster and clearer. I am much more upbeat and don’t have those 2:00 pm blahs. Your mind is a beautiful thing that you need to nourish correctly.
Here’s a quote from Henry Ford who, by the way, was a vegetarian:
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.“
Forget about all the food experts and especially the false information by those that claim they know what you should do to lose weight. All the diets that are out there don’t work and are just that “D-I-E ts” that will kill you. I have nearly 60 years experience in health and fitness and have tried them all. What you need is a lifestyle change. That lifestyle change is to become a Vegetarian.
If you want to get on the right track Go Vegetarian!
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Article by Rodney K. Erb
About the Author : Rodney Erb is a 1971 graduate of West Point. CPT Erb served 8 years in the Army receiving the Bronze Star for service in Vietnam. His corporate life was with prestigious corporations such as UTC, Citicorp/Citibank, Merrill Lynch and The Hartford. He started his own company in 1993 and worked in New York City and throughout the U.S. He has helped corporations successfully automate their online businesses.
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