Plant-diet for breast cancer

Vegetarian natural food for breast cancer

Can vegetable food diminish the risk of cancer?

From a natural point of view, food and diet constitute the main factors to avoid cancer development, including breast cancer.

It is known that women of western countries are more prone to suffer this disease, especially those that live in countries with a bad diet, very rich in fats, with a great ingestion of sugars and flour refinings.

Why breast cancer levels are higher in western countries?

Plant foods against breast cancer

Plant foods provide higher blood levels of betacarotenes, antioxidants, Vitamin C and other components with anti-cancerous properties.

Among other enviromental agents, such as pollution, diet is considered to be a very important factor. Western food industry provides mainly fast food, full of sweeteners, food preservatives and other additives.

Besides the negative consequences of these added products, an animal food-based diet provides a higher caloric power which leads to a very high rate of obesity. Obesity has been considered another risk factor.

One should not forget that eating more vegetable food provides more anti-cancerous components because of some plant phytochemicals, such as antioxidant vitamins, flavonoids, etc.

Less dangerous food additives, less obesity and more anti-cancerous components implies a lower risk of cancer development.

A natural vegetable diet against a non-natural animal food diet

Comparisons have been made about the incidence of this disease in women who follow the previous model versus women who live in cultures which give a greater importance to vegetal natural foods (Fruits, vegetables, legumes, etc.) and where the ingestion of food of animal origin, especially in the form of fats, is not so big.

The results have shown that women who adopt a plant-base diet do not present so high a percentage of breast cancer.

Even more evident is the fact that, when the same women move to live to a western country and adopt that country own diet, the percentage of patients with cancer increases, being it even parallel to that of their daughters or granddaughters.

All this demonstrates the incidence of food and diet in the development of breast cancer. Consult: Diet for the prevention of the cancer

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

6 August, 2021

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