|You can include more vegetables in your diet by making them a part of your meal when you eat out. Add salads, vegetable soups, or stir-fried vegetables to your order.
Vibrant life Magazine
The Vegetarian Resource Group
ADA's Official Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets
The Vegetarian Site
Wellness and Health Information
General Conference Nutrition Council Position Statements
Longevity in Seventh-day Adventists
National Geographic, November 2005
According to recent research, that was done by National Geographic, Seventh-day Adventists outlive their American counterparts by up to 10 years
By far the most surprising fact is that Seventh-day Adventists are the only culture that are not losing their longevity. It appears that their positive healthy behavior is playing a major part. Seventh-day Adventists re-enforce positive thinking by following a vegetarian lifestyle. They do not have habits of smoking or drinking, and exercise is an important part of their lifestyle. As a people they have one day of rest each week in which they totally unplug and that is called the Sabbath. These factors seem to play a significant role in their longevity.
If you want to see your grandchildren grow up, it will depend on what choices you make. Genetics only accounts for 30% for how long you live...how long you live is up to your lifestyle.
For more information, see the video presentation at: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0511/sights_n_sounds/index.html