Netflix documentary, You Are What You Eat, shows how going vegan can lead to heightened sexual drive, reduced risk of heart disease, and an increase in life expectancy.

Another Netflix series, You Are What You Eat, has dived into the plant-based diet and revealed some of the benefits of ditching meat and dairy.

According to the streaming giant: “Identical twins change their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks in a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body.”

The four-episode series chronicles the recent Stanford University study of identical twins, which follows 22 pairs of identical twins, with one put on a plant-based diet, while the other consumed an omnivorous diet, which includes animal products and plants. According to reports, even the Stanford research team was surprised by the results.

The twin put on a plant-based diet experienced a heightened sexual drive, reduced visceral fat (the dangerous fat that accumulates around your organs), reduced risk of heart disease, and an increase in life expectancy. And the most surprising thing of all? This all happened after just eight weeks of following the diet.

You Are What You Eat

The documentary includes a number of plant-based experts, including vegan medic Dr Michael Greger who boldly states: “What we put in our mouths is more important than anything else. We’re as sure that processed meat causes cancer as we are that cigarette smoke causes cancer and plutonium causes cancer.”

Also involved in the programme are vegan cheese queen Miyoko Schinner, Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown, three-Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm (of Eleven Madison Park fame), US senator Cory Booker, public health nutritionist Tracye McQuirter, Clean Disruption author Tony Seba, alt-meat company Prime Roots founder Kimberlie Le, Wicked Kitchen co-founder Chad Sarno’.

Staying vegan

According to Netflix outlet Tudum, the experience did change the diet of some of those involved.

Of twins Pam (plant-based) and Wendy (omnivore), both have pledged to halve their meat consumption, saying they ‘don’t eat meat like before’, and reduce their cheese to treat-like quantities. Meanwhile, twins Charlie (plant-based) and Michael (omnivore), known jokingly as the ‘cheese twins’, are now “90 per cent vegetarian” and 100 per cent veggie respectively. Of twins John (plant-based) and Jevon (omnivore), both are now omnivores with almost no red meat as a result of learning about the impact of red meat on the planet. And finally, twins Carolyn (plant-based) and Rosalyn (omnivore), are now both omnivores but eating more plant-based.

Study lead author Christopher Gardner said of the experiment: “Based on these results and thinking about longevity, most of us would benefit from going to a more plant-based diet.”

Original source: https://www.veganfoodandliving.com

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