If you were presented with incontrovertible, science-based data showing that eating a low-fat vegan diet reverses and prevents many of the common ills associated with the aging process, would you adopt such an eating regimen?
No--because diet is only one component and the combinations of the components are exponential...genetics, water consumption, quality of food, exercise, etc. cannot all be controlled unanimously to clearly define ONE thing as being the one that is "Incontrovertible"...the best you can do is show a correlation...I agree that eating healthier can make you feel better now, but everything else contributes to whether or not it will make a difference in how long you might live. You could die tomorrow, so eat a freaking donut sometimes...lol
I doubt I would. Life is more than just trying to stay alive and living as long as you are capable of living. Everyone is going to die eventually and there is no escaping that fact.
Until my number's up, I'm gonna fill my cup, I'm gonna live until I die.
It is very difficult to find incontrovertible data about anything diet related. I've read numerous books on this subject and usually find myself agreeing with the last book I read. But I will relate the joke I read about the low-fat diet: "It doesn't help you live longer, it just makes it seems like it is longer."
In general I try to eat a high fat diet, and one advantage is my skin hasn't wrinkled. Fat may be the healthiest food, because it is the only food type that doesn't provoke an insulin response
The only meat I eat is fish, so I'm mostly vegetarian, but since I've had cancer, strangely, my body has had other ideas. I'm taking cannabis oil and getting better, but one thing that happened was that my severe food allergies seem to have mostly disappeared as my appetite returned.
My fish intake has doubled and I started eating ice cream and sticky rice mixed fruit rolls, things I couldn't eat for decades. I even could eat dried shrimp thingies that look and taste like pork rinds.
It seems like my body is craving and needing animal oils because now when I eat them, I improve.