With all of the holiday meals around the corner, this is a question we're dying to know the answer to. The war between herbivores and carnivores has gone on for hundreds of years. We as humans are collectively omnivores, but the battle between whether you’re a vegetarian or you fancy your fair share of meat is an everyday occurrence. We all know that one of the main benefits of meat can be protein, which helps build muscle and helps you feel fuller longer. However, in recent years some studies have shown that vegetarians are actually healthier than meat eaters and can live longer. How is this possible? Let’s find out.
The School of Medicine at the University of Colorado explored this, using MRIs on 19 adolescent females who had been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, compared to 22 adolescent girls who had not.
The brain scans showed the females with anorexia “had larger left orbitofrontal, right insular, and bilateral temporal cortex gray matter.”
The orbitofrontal cortex tells the person when they’re full; it’s time to stop eating.
The insular is activated as we taste food; it’s related to the pleasantness of eating. Specifically, the […]