Hundreds of researchers taking part in a 5 year study reviewing over 7,000 cancer related studies now have specific dietary recommendations to avoid cancer.
The recommendations include:
- avoid all processed meats
- limit intake of all meats (including fresh meat)
- eat mostly plant based foods
- be active for at least 30 minutes daily
- stay lean and fit
- avoid sugary drinks (like soda)
- eat fast foods sparingly, if at all
- breastfeed children for at least 6 months
First and foremost, the study concluded that processed meat of any type should be avoided completely for life. Processed meats include deli meats, sausages, hot dogs, bacon, links, canned meats, beef jerky, meats in pizza and sauces, meats in kids lunch packs, meats in canned soups, meats in packaged frozen foods, ham, salami and pepperoni.
The main culprit in these foods is sodium nitrite, followed by MSG and other chemicals and additives. They are proven to cause disease and other health issues and should be completely avoided for life.
The study also recommended limiting intake of all meats to 11oz per week, if at all. Their diet recommendations are to eat mostly a plant based diet, avoiding sugary drinks and alcohol and eating a small amount of unprocessed grains daily.
These recommendations are not surprising, mostly a confirmation that what most of us have known for years. To avoid disease, and specifically cancer, concentrate on eating a diet of fresh plant based foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and natural grains and stay active outside in the sunshine daily.
To read the 537 page study, visit: www.dietandcancerreport.org
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