Last week, Fox News shared the story and secrets to longevity of Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, a 100-year-old World War II veteran and retired heart surgeon.
According to Fox, “At the age of 100, Wareham still does all of his own yard work and climbs up and down the stairs in his two-story home.”
His secret? An all-vegan, plant-based diet.
As one of the first doctors to perform open heart surgery, Dr. Wareham understands the role that lifestyle plays in determining heart health, and adopted a vegan diet “in midlife” after he found research that showed animal-based foods raised cholesterol. He believes his longevity and clear-mindedness are due to this change in diet.
Dr. Wareham explains, “One-third of people in the U.S. will die of coronary heart disease. If you can prevent it, it’s worthwhile.”
Besides boasting longer lifespans and drastically reduced risk of heart disease, vegans have the potential to reverse heart disease, according to an article published earlier this year by Med Page Today.
Want to make it to 100 like Dr. Wareham? Check out ChooseVeg.com and transition to a healthy and humane vegan diet.
(Photo: Loma Linda University Medical Center)