Yet another study has found that eating a vegan diet is incredibly healthful; scientists found that when compared to the blood of those who follow the Standard American Diet (or SAD), vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells.

From the article:

“In a series of experiments, test subjects were assigned the opposing diets. Their blood was then pitted against cancer cells in a petri dish, in hopes of determining which diet resulted in blood that was more effective at suppressing cancer growth. The results found that the vegan blood (after maintaining a year long plant-based diet) had nearly 8 times the stopping power when it comes to cancer cell growth. Stress management groups, yoga, and some other techniques were utilized to show how lifestyle effects cancer, as well, with diet still taking the cake.

Another similar but short-term experiment found a dramatic strengthening of cancer defence against breast cancer after only 14 days of plant-based eating and light exercise. Only two weeks of making fruits, veg, and legumes the priority saw that the woman tested had significantly slowed cancer growth. A separate trial ran to make sure the exercise wasn’t the true cancer-killer, and found that while it did help, plant-based diets were still twice as powerful at attacking cancer cells.”

Yes, there are still people out there who don’t know what vegans are. Yes, it’s true that many doctors and nutritionists still don’t know enough about the vegan lifestyle and won’t recommend it OR are “afraid” of what they think it lacks. But, the number of people who understand how good the lifestyle is, is growing (like those from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association or even Harvard Medical School). Eating this way is not only nutritionally sound but can be preventative in treating certain diseases, as well.

I won’t ever shame anyone for eating meat but I’ll also never eat it again. The vegan lifestyle can be done and you don’t have to sacrifice taste or satisfaction…all the while protecting animals AND your health.

XO- Erin

To read the entire study, click here.

Source: Ecorazzi