There may scientific proof that eating primarily vegetables have more brain shrinkage than those who eat meat.
According to this article in the Times of India, scientists at Oxford University studied the brains of vegetarians and vegans and found they were six times more likely to have brain shrinkage.
Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage. Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anemia and inflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.
Now I don’t want to make too much of this because quite frankly, these studies are sometimes reversed, but it is interesting and helps underscore two things.
One, that your mother was wrong. Mom always told us to eat our vegetables so we would grow big and strong. Kids everywhere now can point to this article and inform their mothers that if she wants them to grow up to be a rocket scientist, she should take away the vegetables and bring them a burger with a side of hot dogs.
Second, this confirms something we already knew. Sarah Palin is actually smarter than these elitist main stream media types that have been attacking her. While they are sitting in their fancy restaurants and cafes in New York City and Los Angeles laughing at the rube Palin and eating their fancy little salads with vegetables from the rain forests of South America, their brains are shrinking. In the meantime, Gov Palin is up in Alaska killing wild animals and eating them, keeping her brain a normal, healthy size.
I don’t know about you but I’m going to clean my refrigerator crisper drawer out and throw away all of those dangerous vegetables and toss a steak on the grill.