While some people still try to claim that meat is bad for you, I think just about everyone across the spectrum of vegetarianism can agree that meat is unquestionably healthier than cigarettes. So when I read an article entitled “Meat Displaces Cigarettes from Bulgarians’ Diet,” I was nearly as happy as Khan Krum must have been when his Bulgarians defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Pliska.
The story goes on to describe other changes in the Bulgarian diet between 1999 and 2010, but the most important part to glean is that Bulgarians are now a healthier people, and it all comes down to meat. I don’t have any statistics to prove it, but I’ll bet the Bulgarians that avoid meat are still smoking down cigarettes nonstop. But let them smoke, we all know that the world will be rid of them soon enough. If the smoking doesn’t kill them, their diet certainly will.
(via Standart News)