Why your average 24-year-old guy thinks going vegan is a no-brainer.
Don’t Fear the Reaper
At the top of my list of fears is death. Besides wearing a helmet when I ride a bike and looking both ways before I cross the street, I keep the reaper at bay via veganism. Medical studies released this year show that the road to the morgue is paved with bacon and bologna—a study of more than 450,000 people from 10 countries found that eating 5.5 ounces of processed meat a day increases the chance of premature death by nearly 44 percent—and recent research by University of Alabama discovered a correlation between southern staples—including fried chicken and ham, and stroke incidence. Meat-free diets, on the other hand, may be the key to keeping out of the coffin. Findings from an Oxford study published this year reveal that vegetarians are 32 percent less likely to die or be hospitalized due to a heart disease, and Harvard Medical School notes that vegetarians tend to have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a reduced chance of contracting chronic diseases. Do you have a fever? I don’t.