Monday, December 18, 2006

Food For Thought


If you read this blog, I'm sure that you're at least somewhat "Conscious" about what you eat. By "conscious", I don't mean vegetarian or vegan or fruitarian; I mean aware of what you eat & what effect it has on your body. For me, it's been a long journey towards my health & nutritional world at the date of this writing. At this point, I consider myself a "healthy" eater, which translates to me observing the dietary laws of the NGE, & maintaining a majority vegetarian diet ( although I enjoy Salmons company very much).

Below is a article from Bloomberg that I found on regarding a study done that people with higher IQ's tend to become vegetarian later in life. Firstly, I have serious doubts about the method used to identify intelligence in our society, and secondly, you have to draw up what conclusions can be drawn from the inferences stated. Check it out, & tell me what you think!

Smartest kids go vegetarian

By Eva von Schaper

Bloomberg News

Children with a higher intelligence quotient at age 10 are more likely to become vegetarians later in life, according to a study published online today by the British Medical Journal.
People with an IQ of 110 were 21/2 times more likely to avoid eating meat, the lead author of the study, Catherine Gale of the University of Southampton, said in a telephone interview. Researchers studied more than 8,000 men and women, and found vegetarians were more likely to be women, belong to a higher social class, and have higher educational degrees.

"If you are bright, you are more likely to understand health information, and more likely to act on it," Gale, a senior research fellow, said.

The results backed up findings that intelligence is associated with lower rates of heart disease.
While their intelligence may allow the vegetarian participants to be more health literate, some vegetarians act on purely ethical reasons when they give up meat, the study said.

The researchers studied participants at age 10, and followed up 20 years later. About 4.5 percent of them said they were vegetarian. Some who classified themselves as vegetarians found it acceptable to eat fish or chicken.

1 comment:

Sha-King Allah said...

While I concur with your statement reagrding the standard used to determine 'intelligence' (which really isn't possible) I won't attempt to discredit the article. Allah told us that the best diet was a vegetarian diet because it made you sharper, mentally. Elijah muhamad advocated it and across many different classes/cultures/religions etc, the more mentally swift were vegetarian. Lenin, Noreaga, and the list goes on.

What it all boils down to is that in this day and time it's not logical to eat meat. As this shows the progression and elevation of civilization. 2-3,000 years ago it may have been cool because that where the human families were at in their development. In my opinion, in this day and time, it's not feasible and only a mofo idiot would eat old, decaying flesh. Allah gave us options because he dealt in supreme understanding. Maybe it's not everyone's goal to be the swiftest mentally. We all want different things out of life and he respected that. He said if you DO eat meat then eat the best. Some of us don't even observe that.