Raw Food Vegans Slim & Healthy
by Timo Nadudvari
Friday, April 1, 2005
A new scientific study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people with a raw vegan diet are slim and have light but surprisingly robust bones, disproving the fraudulent claims that dairy products are necessary for healthy bones.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied 18 strict raw food vegans aged 33 to 85. All ate a diet that included uncooked foods such vegetables, fruits, nuts, and sprouted grains and had been on the diet for an average of 3.6 years. The Vegans were compared to 18 more average Americans. The raw food group had an average body mass index of 20.5, while the average group were slightly overweight with a BMI of 25.
The researchers expected the vegans to have low vitamin D levels but in fact their vitamin D levels were ?markedly higher? than average. The vegans also had low levels of C-reactive protein, an inflammatory molecule that is linked with the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic disease.
This study illuminates how fraudulent the claims are made by the corrupt USDA, meat and dairy industries and that a vegan diet can't be healthy.
It shouldn't take another 'scientific study' to remind us of what should be a no-brainer. No wild animals drink milk past infancy or drink the milk of another species. Human's closest relatives, the Great Apes are vegan and don't cook their food. Cooking food is a strictly human activity - all other species eat their food raw.
Timo Nadudvari is a journalist for the web site Badseed.info