When it comes to nutrition and cancer there is a lot of information out there, much of which is bogus. What does science say about the best diets to beat cancer?
The Mediterranean Diet has been the league-leading giant when it comes to published articles supporting health benefits, including a reduction in death from all causes. However, this is a broad region of the world and it is hard to pin the benefit on specific foods in the Mediterranean Diet. Or is it?
A whole food plant-based diet may be the answer in terms of what foods are the most anti-cancer. There are a lot of similarities with the Mediterranean Diet, minus the animal fat and proteins. One can argue about legumes, lectins and other innuendos in a vegan or vegetarian diet but in the end the benefits of simply thinking “plant-based” handily overwhelm the objections.