Many references are also given for anyone wanting to do further reading.
The article discusses why fiber may help inhibit some cancers such as colon, stomach, breast, and prostate, and why fat is a cancer promoter. While many are in agreement about the evidence clearly indicating the benefits of a high fiber diet to help reduce cancer, there is also much agreement that there are many reasons as yet unknown.
Developing populations that eat a primarily plant-based diet are relatively free of our Western diseases. These populations may not be choosing their diets as much by choice as necessity; however as soon as more wealth brings greater choices, there is a subsequent rise in both consumption of animal foods, as well as diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
The article also indicated that soy foods high in lignans and other phytochemicals have been found to greatly reduce cancers of the breast and prostate.
Greens, veggies, and fruit all have important compounds that can help protect us from tumor growth. But if we are eating these healing foods while consuming high amounts of animal proteins and fats, it's akin to being a medical surgeon during the battle at Bastogne during WWII. An almost never-ending hopeless attempt to hold together badly wounded men on the battle fields with morphine and bandannas used for bandages. They worked, but it wasn't always enough.
www.engine2diet.com The book by the same name, The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn is also easy to read and includes recipes. Click on the link to check it out on Amazon.
In case you don't have time to follow the link and read the article, I will sum it up in a nutshell. Listen to your mom when she says, "Eat your veggies!" and do what your grandma does...get some fiber into your diet. But rather than in a glass, get it by chewing high-fiber foods.
Or, to put it another way, follow my suggestions...eat at least one cup each of beans, greens, and grain each day! Try it for at least a week, or better try it for 3 weeks in a row.
Here is a website with a lot of info and support for anyone wanting to transition to a 'plant strong' diet:
Check out the YouTube video below to hear Rip and some of the guys from his fire crew talk about the great results from following the plant-based diet recommended in the Engine 2 Diet book. He presents it as a 28 day challenge, and his videos will go through some basics to help you get started.