VictorN wrote:Vegan or not, if you found a healthy lifestyle which suits you, you're better off if you commit to it 100%, because falling to instant gratification is a dangerous path. For example, I'm still longing bacon with scrambled eggs and mayo, so what? Yes, they are more delicious than unsalted beans, but they are unhealthy, end of story.
These ladies come to mind:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Parker
Edna Ruth Parker (April 20, 1893 – November 26, 2008) was an American supercentenarian and, until her death, was recognized as the oldest person in the world. She assumed the title at age 114 years 115 days. Parker especially enjoyed eggs, sausage, bacon and fried chicken.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Baines
Gertrude Baines (April 6, 1894 – September 11, 2009) was an American supercentenarian, who became the oldest recognized living person according to Guinness World Records at the age of 115. According to MSNBC.com, she enjoyed "simple pleasures" of eating a diet of bacon and eggs.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besse_Cooper
Besse Berry Cooper (August 26, 1896 – December 4, 2012) was an American supercentenarian who was the world's oldest living person from June 21, 2011, until her death. She was, at the time of her death, the eighth oldest verified person ever and the eighth person verified to have lived to the age of 116. She ate bacon and eggs nearly every morning. Cooper also loves fried chicken, her daughter said.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susannah_Mushatt_Jones
Susannah Mushatt Jones (July 6, 1899 – May 12, 2016) was an American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116 years, 311 days, the world's oldest living person and the last living American born in the 19th century. For breakfast, she always ate four strips of bacon along with scrambled eggs and grits. She also ate bacon throughout the day.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Morano
Emma Martina Luigia Morano (born 29 November 1899) is an Italian supercentenarian who is, at the age of 116 years, 182 days, the world's oldest living person, and the last verified living person to have been born in the 1800s. She surpassed the age of Venere Pizzinato in August 2014 and Dina Manfredini (died in the USA) in August 2015, to become the oldest Italian person ever. She credits her long life to having eaten three eggs every day since she was a teenager.
There's a whole school of thought that finds beans to be unhealthy for many individuals, end of story (eg. "The Paleo Diet".)
If I recall, bacon is one of the more nutrient dense meats, and eggs are surely one of the best sources for dietary choline. In the 1999 metastudy from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vegans had a mortality rate that ranged up to 1.44, while occasional meat eaters came in at 0.84, and seafood eaters at 0.82. Looking at vegetarians in the UK study, the mortality measured about the same as non-vegetarians. Overall, I think you're maybe looking at an extra 1 year, maybe two years (or 3?) of old age following decades of strict health-oriented dieting at every meal, which tends to be associated with other health-promoting habits. It's interesting to see adventists strongly advised to avoid tobacco / alcohol / drugs / caffeine and eat a vegetarian diet, with a life expectancy of 86 for women, while in japan, there's a large drinking + smoking culture and they eat whatever they want with an average life expectancy of 87 for women. It's also interesting to note a potential for higher levels of protein glycation and AGEs in vegetarians, likely due to fructose consumption.http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/3/526S.long
"a low-meat, high plant-food dietary pattern may be the true causal protective factor rather than simply elimination of meat from the diet."