On Sunday, June 3, communities across the U. It is a day of triumph for survivors and their families, a day of hope for cancer patients, and a day of remembering for the loved ones of those who were taken by the disease. However, cancer patients deserve more than just one day of recognition. It is both a debilitating and expensive condition that has confounded the best medical minds in search of a cure. And it is growing. What if plant-based nutrition could be the cure?
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U. But estimates suggest that as many as a third of cases could be prevented with diet and nutrition alone. The recipe? Many experts recommend filling your plate with foods that grow from the ground. Decades of research suggests that the best diet for cancer prevention is all about plants. That means lots of fruits, vegetables and legumes, and little to no meat or other animal products.
Lifestyle changes often follow a cancer diagnosis, both during treatment and after. Eating well is often the first step. And there is good reason for it. Avoiding other serious illnesses is likely part of this push. Oncology doctors stress that cancer patients are four times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease compared to people who are of the same age without a history of cancer. Zick wanted to know more. Here is a rundown of their findings.