Friday, December 15, 2006

Thank God for Daal Sabjee :)

Mandeep Singh jee Khalsa (I assume Bhaji from Scotland) emailed me this link. Very nice link! Daas avoids "Can Sikhs eat meat discussions". However, this isn't a discussion, a mere sharing of facts. New research carried out by a UK university shows Vegetarians have a HIGHER IQ than meat eaters.

The amount of times concerned and worried Aunty jee's have said to me, "put, kuchh khaa-e kar. naa meat khaaNdaa, naa hor cheejaa khaaNdaa. mainoo fikar bohat hai" (Son, you shout eat. You don't eat meat and other things. I am worried.) Well, the news article is a good read which proves otherwise.

So if you need brain power, put aside McDonalds Cheese Burgers, Kebabs, or a Bacon Butty. Get out the tavaa (iron plate) and aataa and make some fresh rotian with some lovely daal sabjee :)

Here is the news article:
High IQ link to being vegetarian

A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10.

Researchers said it could explain why people with higher IQ were healthier as a vegetarian diet was linked to lower heart disease and obesity rates.

The study of 8,179 was reported in the British Medical Journal.

Twenty years after the IQ tests were carried out in 1970, 366 of the participants said they were vegetarian - although more than 100 reported eating either fish or chicken.

Men who were vegetarian had an IQ score of 106, compared with 101 for non-vegetarians; while female vegetarians averaged 104, compared with 99 for non-vegetarians.

Read full article here


upinder kaur said...

Now don't blame aunty jee...
Uncle jee would be worse probably making fun out of it or may be forcing you to try some recipe.

Singhstah said...


on side note paaji, i saw an old post on this blog, i think it was about some sikhi week or camp or sumthing, and you mentioned an amritdhari samosa shop. Could you share where it is please, It would be really apreciated!

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Upinder Kaur Bhenji - lol. Everyone means well. Usually elders recommend I ate extra Badaam and drinks loads of milk :) for strenght and health

Uttam Singh Veerji - Amritdhari Samosa shop is near Smethwick Gurdwara, off the High Street. Its in the arcade type thing where Panjabi Roots shop is and Tesco is. I don't know the name of it. Dhadi Master from Birmingham told me about it because the son's name is Manvir Singh as well :)

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Novtej said...

hahahah... its cool that veges on average have a higher IQ...but what's even better is the fact males have a higher IQ than women!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!
(every little bit counts :P )

....relax bibi jee's, im only joking ;-}

Prabhu Singh said...

It's such bad advice from the elders. Meat makes you weak and impotent, and dairy isn't that good for you either. My brother said he's working on living on prana - lol. He was joking, but I think it's a good idea. Eat little, sleep little, speak little. Of course a little is different for each person. :-)
Sat Naam.

Singhstah said...

thanks for lettin me kno veerji, alas , its sooo far aawaayy!! ohwell, next time im in brummie land... thanks again.

mandeep singh said...

Hi Manvir Ji,

This email wasnt from me. I have to confess I still eat meat. It's hard to change habits of a life time. Anyway hope your well.

Mandeep scotland wale lol