Nutrition & Cancer

This chart was found in a doctors office and as you can see all the evidence points to a low-fat, high fiber diet that includes a variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and beans as being the best for cancer prevention. Not surprisingly, vegetarians & vegans, whose diets easily meet these requirements, are at a lower risk for developing cancer. Vegetarians have about half the cancer risk of meat eaters.

“German researchers recently discovered that vegetarians have more than twice the natural killer cell activity of meat-eaters. Natural killer cells are specialized white blood cells that attack and neutralize cancer cells. Vegetarians tend to eat more soy products than meat-eaters too. Soybeans contain many substances that are anti carcinogens, including lignans and phytoestrogens. A diet rich in soybeans may be one of the reasons for the lower incidence of breast cancer in Asia.” – Physicians Committee

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