It's time to welcome more veggies on your plate ! A new study by the Loma Linda University, California says that vegetarians, especially males, enjoy a longer lifespan than non-vegetarians. Vegetarian Adventist men live an average of 83.3 years and vegetarian women 85.7 years, which is 9.5 and 6.1 years longer than other Californians. Earlier, extensive studies by the university on thousands of people had also tracked Adventists across their lifespans to show that vegetarians live longer than non-vegetarians.
The new study says that vegetarians are, on average, 13 kg lighter than meat eaters and measure five units lighter on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale than meat-eaters. Body Mass Index is the ratio of one's weight in kilos divided by the square of one's height.