In his iconic book, The China Study, cancer researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell demonstrated that a diet containing animal-based protein "turns on" cancer. But what about vegetable protein? Could it have the opposite effect? Could vegetable protein actually help prevent disease — even breast cancer? New research says, "yes!" And so can vegetable fat!
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that "vegetable protein was associated with lower benign breast disease risk." Even more exciting, they said that "girls with a family history of breast cancer had significantly lower risk if they consumed nuts, beans, lentils, corn> or vegetable fat." The research monitored more than 9,000 girls through their adolescent years into adulthood (1996-2010). The same research group also found that fiber, and vitamin E consumed by young women helped avoid benign breast disease later in life — and that avoiding alcohol helped lower the risk, too. So, just how significant are these findings? Women who ate the most fiber had a 25% lower risk of benign breast disease than women who ate the least fiber. And women who ate two or more servings of nuts per week had a 36% lower risk than women who ate less than one serving a month. The researchers were convinced, for sure. They concluded that, for adolescent girls, "dietary intake of fiber and nuts ... influences subsequent risk of breast disease and may suggest a viable means for breast cancer prevention."
Now, if you're eating the Standard American Diet, you may have to alter your eating habits to get enough fiber and raw nuts into your diet to make a difference in breast cancer risk. But if you're already on the Hallelujah Diet, it's a no-brainer! The Hallelujah Diet is loaded with fiber at every meal! Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds on the Hallelujah Diet have all of the nutrients and fiber mentioned in this breast cancer study — and you'll get enough of them every day to easily achieve the servings mentioned.
Now, if you want to increase your fiber and vegetable fat (i.e., Omega-3 fatty acids) even more, Hallelujah Acres' B-Flax-D fiber supplement is the way to go. B-Flax-D is made of stabilized ground flax seed (stabilized means the oils in the seed won't go rancid like other pre-ground flax seed products can). Plus, we threw in some common supplements that are recommended on the Hallelujah Diet, such as vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D3, selenium, vitamin K2, and more. Good eating habits are great at any age, but according to this study, the sooner you start, the fewer risk factor for breast cancer you'll have later in life!
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