Eat more plants to beat breast cancer
The American Cancer Society and New York’s Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, both recommend that women should eat a plant-based wholefood diet rich in phytochemicals, which “fights inflammation and knock out carcinogens”.
Instead of wearing pink, should we just be eating green?
- Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and legumes contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals and fibre
- Researchers with Boston University tracked more than 50,000 African-American women for 12 years and found the women who ate at least two servings of vegetables a day were 43% less likely to develop highly aggressive breast cancer
- The lead Boston University researcher noted that “high vegetable consumption offers significant health benefits, including protection against cancer”
- Studies even show that vegetarians are NINE TIMES less likely to be obese than meat-eaters
- A Washington State University professor recently identified more than 40 plant-based compounds that slow the progression of cancer (as published in the journal Cancer and Metastasis Reviews)
- Vegetarians are about 40% less likely to get cancer than meat eaters
- A University of Utah study has found that women who eat healthy native Mexican foods (beans, vegetables and spices) have a 32% lower risk of breast cancer than women who eat a typical meat-heavy modern diet
Prevention is always the best anti-cancer protocol.
Eat more plants.