Diet and Cancer Prevention

As a vegan, I no longer eat animal products.  It’s my intention to stay this way for the rest of my life as I believe it is the200BreastCancerRibbon healthiest way of eating.  But I realize that not everyone feels this way.  I will be sharing more about plant-based, vegan diets as a way to prevent and sometimes reverse some cancers later during this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  However, I know it’s difficult to change eating habits and if you are a meat eater, it can take time to learn how to make the switch to eating as a vegan.  

However, a major disease can be a tremendous motivator to inspire change.  My prayer is that you never have to experience the ravages of cancer.  But the chances are that a large amount of you will as the numbers of incidences are unfortunately high.  Few people are informed about the importance of how food affects your health and relates to cancer.

There are some foods actually increase the risk of cancer, while others support the body and strengthen the immune system to help prevent the disease in the body.  The way of eating that has been foundt o be the best to prevent or fight cancer is one that is predominantly plant-based.  This diet includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains nuts, seeds, sprouts, and beans. 

Increasing fiber in the body and avoiding trasnfats are additional dietary helps.  If you do eat meat, remember it has a high level of saturated fat which can feed cancer.  Eat as little as possible, just the size of the palm of your hand.  Instead of making meat the main part of your meal, make it the side dish and the vegetables the main dish.  These steps might seem simplistic but simple things can bring big results.  Read more about an Anti-Cancer Diet  for long-term health.