Are vegans smarter?
The BBC just reported on a study by Southampton University scientists which showed that individuals who were vegetarian by the age of 30 recorded an average of five IQ points higher than meat-eaters.
Does being vegan affect your brain?
Veganism can lead to deficiencies in B12 and choline, both of which are necessary for the brain’s production of neurotransmitters; choline tends to be found in animal products. The brain also needs a good range of healthy fats and proteins to function, so vegan diets need to contain plenty of both to help brain health.
Do vegans have a higher IQ?
On average, vegans had a childhood IQ score that was nearly 10 points lower than other vegetarians: mean (SD) IQ score 95.1 (14.8) in vegans compared with 104.8 (14.1) in other vegetarians (P=0.04), although this estimate must be viewed with caution as only nine participants were vegan.
Are carnivores smarter?
Carnivores tend to be more intelligent than herbivores.
Animals that feed off of variable food sources, like scavengers, tend to be intelligent.
Are vegetarians more intelligent?
But now it seems they may have the last laugh, with research showing vegetarians are more intelligent than their meat-eating friends. A study of thousands of men and women revealed that those who stick to a vegetarian diet have IQs that are around five points higher than those who regularly eat meat.
Do Vegans have smaller brains?
Scientists at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain – with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
Does vegan diet affect intelligence?
The writer Zaria Gorvett admits there is no actual evidence demonstrating that a vegan diet leads to reduced intelligence, but she suggests it makes ‘intuitive sense’ that it does.
Is a vegan diet good for mental health?
While a well-balanced vegan diet does not cause mental illness per se, nutritional deficiencies can give rise to mental health problems. One great thing about a well-balanced vegan diet is that it is full of “superfoods” like berries and nuts that are known to be beneficial for mental functioning.
What was Albert Einsteins diet?
Einstein was only a strict vegetarian for the last couple years of his life, decades after many of his most important scientific breakthroughs. There are countless records of Einstein eating meat, well into adulthood.