What are the benefits of eating a natural, organic vegetarian diet? One way to find out is to read the volumes of scientific data about how organic plant foods benefit health. Another way is to see how people who "walk the walk" get sick -- or don't get sick.
Monks on the Greece's Mount Athos eat vegan for most of the year, and for the remainder are mostly vegetarian. They eat wild fish and octopus very occasionally.
The produce they eat isn't from the industrialized food system, but from their own gardens.
So how are they doing health-wise? It's astonishing, really. A major study of their health revealed that, even though monks often live beyond 100 years of age, they have zero incidents of the following diseases:
2. lung bowel and bladder cancer
And they have almost no heart disease, cardiac arrests or strokes.
In fact, they're among the most healthy populations on Earth. Read more about it on my other blog, The Spartan Diet blog.