Eating Better to Live Better
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Seventh-day Adventists have been promoting healthy eating for quite a long time now.
Studies clearly demonstrate the difference it makes.
Consider, for example, the Adventist Health Study—a major 30-year investigational study on the life spans of Seventh-day Adventists living in southern California.
From it we’ve learned that Adventists, on average, live seven to nine years longer than the general population.
Although we do not understand all of the reasons, it is clear that nutritional choices play a major role.
Plant-based eating or using smaller amounts of animal protein lead to a longer life span and greater health during those additional years.
Looking back to the Garden of Eden, we find the original foods God gave were fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Today science has shown us that such foods lower our risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
Isn’t it wonderful that what our Creator originally provided us in the Garden of Eden is just what we need now—in the twenty-first century? Take advantage of His great advice today to live a better, healthier life.