Want to live to be 100, without the plague of chronic diseases and decrepitude? Eat vegan.
That’s the message of Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, a 100-year-old vegan heart surgeon who credits a plant-based lifestyle for his health and longevity, reports Mercy for Animals.
CNN’s interview with the spry centenarian revealed that he worked until age 95, he still drives and, apparently, mows lawns.
“If you were to give me something to memorize, I would memorize it just as quickly now as I would when I was 20,” he told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
He credits his plant-based diet for his health and wellbeing.
“If your blood cholesterol is under 150 your chances of having a heart attack is pretty small.”
“So you’re heart attack proof?” Gupta asks.
“I’m dealing with an area in which I understand,” he responds.
Considering how good Dr. Wareham looks at 100, maybe it’s time America listened to his advice.