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Fighting Cancer with a Plant-Based Diet

By Marni Wasserman

Plant-based diets are effective against cancer because they’re jam-packed with phytonutrients — the chemicals in plants that help prevent disease and infection. The more of them you eat, the better you feel, and the more you help yourself beat the odds of cancer.

Common diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis have all been known to be lessened or even reversed with a high-quality plant-based diet that is rich in fiber, phytonutrients, and protein.

If you want to prevent or fight cancer, focus on a diet that is rich in

  • Colorful fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, mangos, grapes, squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers

  • Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, bok choy, collards, and Swiss chard

  • Whole grains, such as quinoa, brown rice, millet, and amaranth

  • Legumes, such as lentils, split peas, and mung beans

  • A variety of healthy nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds

By committing to a plant-based diet, you become a warrior of your own wellness — a soldier defending your health. A plant-based diet can go a very long way in this fight — specifically in helping to prevent many diseases.