I was researching longevity recently and I stumbled upon the Longevity Diet, specifically the Fasting Mimicking Diet designed by Valter Longo. I read Dr. Longo's book and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it's nearly a vegan diet. (He does include eating fish, but rarely and imo it's portrayed as optional).
After reading about the Longevity Diet, I checked out The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner. It's an absolutely gorgeous book, and basically EVERY recipe is plant-based by default (I saw only 1 recipe that mentioned cheese, but specifically labeled it as optional).
I wanted to share this because I've been an ethical vegan for over 7 years, but I didn't do it for health reasons. If anyone asked me at the time, I would have quickly admitted to not knowing or caring if a vegan diet was healthier for me because that wasn't why I was adopting it. However, it's super cool to learn that the vegan diet also happens to be the best for longevity and wellness. Cheers to your health, ladies!