Dear VegSource Reader,
The famed European EPIC study reported a few years ago that vegetarians and non-vegetarians had the same mortality rate. In other words -- vegetarians do not live longer than meat-eaters.
Seventh Day Adventist researchers just published a study two days ago in the Journal of the American Medical Associaion which, they say, shows that male vegetarians have a 12% lower chance of dying than meat-eaters.
But it's not really true.
You see, the Adventist researchers at Loma Linda used a different method to group people as "vegetarians" than the EPIC study used. Adventist researchers decided to put fish-eaters and occasional meat-eaters into the "vegetarian" group for purposes of calculating benefits, while the EPIC researchers put them into the "non-vegetarian" group in their own study.
One of the leading researchers on the EPIC study called out the Adventist researchers on this today. He noted that if the fish-eaters and occasional meat-eaters in the Adventist study were assigned to the "non-vegetarian" group rather than the "vegetarian" group, the benefit of reduced mortality for vegetarians goes away.
And so the Adventist data, like the EPIC study, actually shows no difference in mortality rates between vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
But there is some very good news in this, for people who actually eat a very healthy plant-based diet. You can do much better than the EPIC or Adventist vegetarians.
Cola from a health food store isn't as bad as bottled juice from the same store
Recently brought you a 4-minute excerpt from Jeff Novick's newest DVD, SHOPPING SCHOOL. In that excerpt, Jeff showed you labels of some granolas which are great, and some others that you really want to avoid.
Now Jeff uses his knowledge of label reading to show that Cola from a health food store is actually better than the bottled fruit juice on the next aisle.
Well maybe "better" isn't exactly the right term. But as you will see, the Cola isn't as unhealthy as the fruit juice.
Watch video now: 6 minutes
Is all granola unhealthy these days? Not so fast!
In this next segment, Jeff takes a look at granola and non-dairy milks. You may be surprised to find some great products you didn't know about -- and to learn about some others which you thought were okay.
Jeff's SHOPPING SCHOOL is one diploma you want to have -- you shouldn't enter a grocery store without it!
Today we bring you a really really useful excerpt from Jeff's SHOPPING SCHOOL DVD.
Watch now (4 minutes):
Love and peas,
Jeff & Sabrina
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