Going vegetarian is not only good for the planet, but it also helps you lead a long and healthy life.Studies show that at present, 50 percent of men and 33 percent of women in the USA will get cancer. Also, it is expected that the number of cancer patients will increase by 50 percent by 2050. A way to mitigate this is simply by eating more unprocessed vegetarian food.
In 2005 scientist conducted a study which proved that blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at combating cancer cells when compared with a regular American.
This is the result of a series of experiments. For one year subjects maintained an opposing diet. In other words, vegans ate standard diets, and some subjects became vegan. The goal was to determine which type of diet was better at obstructing caner growth in the prostate.
The study claimed that the group was prescribed a diet rich in soy, fruits, vegetables, legumes and was especially low in simple carbohydrates. Their fat intake equaled 10 percent of their daily caloric intake. They also used a variety of vitamin and protein supplements, as well as participating in yoga, meditation, moderate aerobic exercise and general stress management activities.
While the vegan blood did indeed show the aforementioned success in combating cancer, it is important to mention that the participants also changed their lifestyles, and practiced a great deal of stress managing and reducing activities.
Another study showed that after just two week of a plant based diet and light exercise (30-60 minute walk), a patient diagnosed with breast cancer showed amazing strengthening of cancer defenses.
Because scientist wanted to determine how great a role each of these two elements, diet and exercise, contribute to fighting cancer, they conducted two separate studies. They showed that, while exercise did indeed help, a plant based diet had two times as much power in killing cancer cells.
So, by adopting a vegan, or at least a vegetarian diet, you will not only reduce carbon output and save hundreds of animal lives each year, but also increase your chances of avoiding, or at the very least, beating cancer.