The power of plants

Wholesome plant-based diet can considerably lower your risk of breast cancer

A one-of-a-kind review of studies on diets and breast cancer risk brought very clear-cut results. Diets based on fruit and vegetables, pulses (peas, beans, chickpeas, peas, soya), wholegrains and nuts and seeds lower the risk of breast cancer whilst diets high in saturated fats (meat, dairy, eggs), red and processed meats, added sugars, fried foods and refined grains increase the risk. Predominantly plant-based diets were shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 46 per cent! This study illustrates how even if you’re at an increased risk of cancer, a healthy lifestyle might be all you need to minimise the odds. Plant power!

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Dandamudi A et al., 2018. Dietary Patterns and Breast Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review. Anticancer Research. 38 (6): 3209-3222.