Study title and author:
Vegetarian diets, chronic diseases and longevity.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19166134
The study presents evidence that meta-analysis of several prospective studies showed no significant differences in the mortality caused by colorectal, stomach, lung, prostate or breast cancers and stroke between vegetarians and "health-conscious" nonvegetarians...and went on to say...In fact the most healthy people in Europe are inhabitants of Iceland, Switzerland and Scandinavia, consuming great amounts of food of animal origin.
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Recipe of the day
Beef with Olives
2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
1 x 400g can cherry or plum tomatoes
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
12 pitted whole black olives, cut in half
15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped oregano
1.Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5-8 minutes until soft.
2.Add the chilli flakes and tomatoes, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thick. Season if required. Remove from the heat and add the olives and oregano.
3.Meanwhile, heat a non-stick griddle or frying pan, season the steaks and coat with the remaining oil on both sides. Cook the steaks according to your preference.
4.Serve the steaks with the sauce and steamed broccoli with ginger.