Less Meat, More Veggies Prevents Prostate Cancer

New research in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics reveals diets low in fat and red meat and rich in fruits and vegetables helps prevent and treat prostate cancer. Using an evidence-based review of dietary recommendations, researchers found avoiding processed or charcoaled meats and dairy products and eating more tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower has beneficial effects on prostate cancer prevention and treatment; Wiley-Blackwell reports.

According Dr. Fuhrman, humans are designed to consume a lot of plants and these foods are essential to preventing disease, such as prostate cancer. Recently, the World Cancer Research Fund said better diets, i.e. fruits and vegetables, could help curb global cancer rates.

In April, experts found pomegranate juice helps slow prostate cancer doubling times and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to slash prostate cancer risk by as high as 63%.

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Foodaroo - June 7, 2009 11:16 AM

I can think of several reasons meat is not good:

1) Most livestock are fed with GMO corn. And in the documentary "King Corn", all ranchers featured admitted that feeding corn beyond 120 days will make their livestock (cattle) sick. According to Allen Trenkle of Iowa State University, the more acids the cows produce, the more likely these cows will tip over to acidosis. And if not treated quickly, these cows die. As a result, livestock now consume 70% of the world's antibiotics consumption.

2) The more lactic acid, the tougher the meat and the less digestible for humans. Exercise is what gets rid of lactic acid. Today's livestock do not get enough exercise. And after slaughter, lactic acid continues to build.

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