Meat-eaters, rejoice! In the battle of Eating Meat vs. Vegetarian, meat reigns supreme (at least for today). To be clear, we take zero issue with vegetarians. It's just meat-eaters definitely get a bad rap and well, it stinks. Sometimes you just want to eat a bacon cheeseburger in peace without feeling like you're making some sort of grandiose political statement. It's not that complicated, people. Omnivores were the best dinosaurs and as it turns out, the same applies to humans.
A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria discovered that low intake of saturated fat and cholesterol, as a result of a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, seemed to carry a higher risk of cancer, allergies and mental health problems. As per to LadBible:
"Researchers matched 1320 subjects according to their age, sex, and socioeconomic status. These included 330 vegetarians, 330 who ate meat but still consumed a lot of fruit and veg, 300 regular eaters who ate less meat, and 330 heavy meat-eaters.
"Results indicated that despite the vegetarians drinking less alcohol and having lower BMI, they were still in worse physical and mental condition than their meat-eating counterparts. Subjects who ate less meat were also found to have adverse health habits, such as avoiding going to the doctors."
Of course, more research needs to be conducted in order to yield conclusive results, but in the meantime, we're going to enjoy our Chick-fil-A! We think the most interesting observation from this research is that vegetarians avoid going to the doctor. You'd think "health-conscious" people would be more likely to seek medical treatment, no?
We're not suggesting you down a porterhouse steak for dinner every night, but the next time a vegetarian goes on a rant about "how that burger is going to kill you," you might want to whip out the information you learned today.
Ready to embrace your newfound knowledge? Check out this homemade beef jerky recipe below!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, FHM.