Eat more plants to beat breast cancer

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. 

Posted: Tuesday 4 December 2012