The most comprehensive summary of evidence on diet and cancer ever compiled recommends we should eat mostly foods of plant origin to help prevent cancer. This means centering one’s diet around plant foods. Not just whole grains and beans every day, but every meal. Watch the video "How Much Cancer Does Lunch Meat Cause?" on NutritionFacts.org to learn more: (link in bio).
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Pictured here is the Black Bean Soup with Quinoa & Kale. Purple sweet potatoes instead of orange.
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The best available balance of evidence suggests the healthiest diet is one that maximizes the intake of fruits, vegetables, legumes (which are beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils), whole grains, nuts and seeds, mushrooms, herbs, and spices. Basically, real food that grows out of the ground—these are our healthiest choices. In general, the more whole plant foods and the fewer processed and animal foods, the better.
Dr. Greger's traffic light system is a tool to help quickly identify some of the healthiest options. Watch the video "Dining by Traffic Light: Green Is for Go, Red Is for Stop" on NutritionFacts.org to learn more: (link in bio) *The shirt Dr. Greger is wearing is available on drgreger.org, all proceeds go to support NutritionFacts.org
The second half of How Not to Die revolves around Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen, a checklist of all the things he try to fit into his daily routine. The more he researched over the years, the more he came to realize that healthy foods are not necessary interchangeable. While some nutrients, such as vitamin C, are found throughout the plant kingdom, other beneficial compounds are found concentrated in certain foods, like the anti-cancer lignans in flaxseeds or the sulforaphane in cruciferous vegetables. So if we don’t eat them every day we’re going to miss out.
As the list of foods Dr. Greger tried to include in his daily diet grew, he made a checklist and kept it on a little dry-erase board on the fridge. This evolved into the Daily Dozen.
Try our free Daily Dozen app, a tool to help you include some of the healthiest foods into your daily routine.
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Everything we put in our mouth is a lost opportunity to put something even healthier in our mouths. So, it’s not just about avoiding foods with cancer-promoting properties; we need to eat foods with active cancer-suppressing mechanisms.
Watch the video "How to Win the War on Cancer" on NutritionFacts.org to learn more:
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What would happen if you stopped brushing your teeth but ate healthier?
Watch the full video, “Best Food for Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis ” on NutritionFacts.org to learn more (link temporarily in bio):
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One reason why soy consumption is associated with improved survival and lower recurrence rates in breast cancer patients may be because soy phytonutrients appear to improve the expression of tumor-suppressing BRCA genes. Watch the video "BRCA Breast Cancer Genes & Soy" on Nuritionfacts.org to learn more: (link in bio)
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