TIME: Wanna Prevent Cancer? Eat Plant-Based

TIME: Wanna Prevent Cancer? Eat Plant-Based
Time magazine touts a plant-based diet as part of its “Six Diet Guidelines for Preventing Cancer.” This comes as no surprise, considering that meat and dairy consumption have been linked with higher risk of many cancers.

According to the guidelines, “More fruits and vegetables, and less alcohol, dairy and processed meats, could lower the risk of cancers in the mouth, lung, breast and colon.” The Western diet, high in meat and fat, is largely to blame for heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

Cow’s milk, the beverage we’ve been told for decades is the healthiest out there, increases the risk of prostate cancer by 60 percent for every two glasses consumed each day. Women who switch from dairy to soy products not only avoid all the other detriments of dairy, but also reduce their risk of breast cancer by a shocking 43 percent.

Interested in learning how you can be your healthiest self with a plant-based diet? Take a look at ChooseVeg.com for tips and tricks to get you started.