Avoiding animal products isn’t only just good for the planet, it also improves your odds of living a health, long life.
Currently, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in America will develop cancer in their own lifetimes. By 2050, cancer cases is expected to more than double. There is hope, and our solution is to avoid eating unprocessed plant-based foods.
In 2005, according to a conducted study, scientists have found that blood extracted from vegetarians is 8 times more effective at eliminating cancer cells, than blood taken from people who followed the Standard American Diet.
It was through many series of experiments that had helped prove those findings.
Test subjects had been assigned opposing diets, which was maintained by them for well over a year. After blood samples were taken from participants, they were then put into a petri dish with cancer cells. The goal ultimately, was to determine which diet is more effective at lowering and suppressing cancer growth in the prostate.
The study goes to state:
Experimental group patients were prescribed an intensive lifestyle program that included a vegan diet supplemented with soy (1 daily serving of tofu plus 58 gm of a fortified soy protein powdered beverage), fish oil (3 gm daily), vitamin E (400 IU daily), selenium (200 msg daily) and vitamin C (2 gm daily), moderate aerobic exercise (walking 30 minutes, 6 days weekly), stress management techniques (gentle yoga based stretching, breathing, meditation, imagery and progressive relaxation for a total of 60 minutes daily) and participation in a 1-hour support group once weekly to enhance adherence to the intervention. 10% of the diet was predominantly fruits, vegetables, whole grains (complex carbohydrates), legumes and soy products, low in simple carbohydrates and with approximately10% of calories from fat. 11% of the diet is intensive but palatable and practical. In earlier studies most patients were able to adhere to this diet for at least 5 years.
Blood that belongs to vegans, had nearly eight times the power to eliminate cancer cell growth. It is imperative to note that those participants on the plant-based diet also went through yoga, stress management groups, and other techniques to prove how our lifestyle choices can affect cancer.
Many studies against breast cancer reveal the power of consuming plants for 2 weeks. After 14 days, there was a strengthening of defenses against cancer from consuming a plant-based diet while engaged in light exercise (walking 30-60 minutes a day). Samples of blood had been taken from women who had breast cancer, and then these women were to spend 14 days on a plant-based diet and perform 30-60 minutes daily of light exercise.
After those 14 days, their blood was sampled again and was found to completely slow down cancer-growth, as well as strengthen the blood’s ability to eliminate cancer cells effectively.
A separate experiment had been conducted, because scientists wanted to see how much of the effect of exercise had in limiting the growth of cancer, and whether or not the plant-based diet was mostly responsible for a defense boost. Results had found that exercise does weaken the growth of cancer cells, while a plant-based diet has twice the amount of power to eliminate cancer cells from the body.
It is blatantly clear that our lifestlye changes can have a huge sway on our long-term health and quality of life. It is a greater advantage to have inhospitable blood cancer growth, from consuming a vegetarian diet. Also, it reduces carbon output while saving animals’ lives.