“Seventh-day Adventists are addicted to this stuff,” said Johns Hopkins University longevity researcher, Moe Gwack. “I call it Adventist crack. All the Adventist centenarians I studied are huge fans.”
He explained that from a very young age, Adventist are exposed to haystacks in social settings as well as intimate family settings. “Enjoying haystacks is as Adventist as loving apple pie is American,” he said.
Gwack said that it is no wonder that Adventists live as long as they do when they consume such a healthy dish as their staple. The dish ensures the eating of lots of fresh vegetables as well as a variety of other food groups. Also, the dish is generally served in happy, social settings where the food is shared with fellow enthusiasts.
Asked if he had any words of caution, Gwack said, “Go easy on the sour cream and cheese.”