Number Four: Lower Risk of Cancer
Although this is not conclusive, there was a study conducted that eating plant-based food lowers the chance of having cancer, most especially breast cancer which is prevalent among women. But it wasn’t the only study done to test a vegan diet and the risk of cancer. There have been many and the overall evidence is solid.
From Nutrition Facts: In terms of preventing cervical cancer, phytonutrients like lutein (found in dark green leafy vegetables) and lycopene (the red pigment in tomatoes) may decrease viral load, thereby decreasing persistence and progression to disease. This may help explain why a 2013 study found vegan women have significantly lower rates of all female cancers combined, including cancer of the cervix.
A vegan diet is the only diet shown to lower risk of all cause mortality, including cancer, and especially in women.
Another disease that has been called America’s most preventable killer is easily cured with a vegan diet. Read more on the next page.