Fruits and vegetables could substantially cut cancer risk.
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Science.

The WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 has stated that the world is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer. In 2012, new cancer cases rose to nearly 14 million worldwide, with diet and obesity being linked to the staggering increase. If rates continue to climb, we will be looking at numbers as high as 22 million new cancer cases per year.

The panacea? We all know that it’s eat more fruits and vegetables, right? Wrong. Not only is the world facing a cancer epidemic, but the public is largely unaware of the link between cancer and diet/lifestyle. A recent survey in the in the U.K. found that an alarming 49 percent of the public does not make the connection between poor diet and increases in the risk of developing cancer.

Dr. Mario Chevrette, scientific director at the Cancer Research Society, states, “There is definitely evidence that what we eat, the diet we have, is linked to different types of cancer. We know that … lack of exercise and obesity will increase your odds of getting cancer.”

The Canadian Cancer Society publicly released a statement saying that half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy diet and lifestyle and that eating more fruits and vegetables, along with other healthy lifestyle habits, can significantly reduce the risk of getting cancer. Plant-based for the win!

VIA CTV News

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About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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  • Paola BreadWater

    Plant strong, live long! :)