Veganism. I am not an expert on this field. I have watched a few documentaries here and there and read some articles about it. Why do we eat meat? Who told us to eat meat in the first place? How come red meat has been classified as a type 1 carcinogen together with asbestos by the World Health Organization? Is milk really an indispensable important source of calcium? Did you know eating red meat increases your chances of getting colorectal cancer by as much as 30% together with many other cancers?
Throughout history, we’ve been told that we HAVE to eat meat, that we HAVE to drink milk. Surprisingly enough, a lot of studies now show that a lot of the diseases which were first thought to be linked to genetic factors only, have been proven to be strongly influenced by our diet. A diet that has been passed on from generation to generation. Now, don’t get me wrong here, of course there is also a genetic predisposition to certain diseases, and, what we eat is only one factor affecting our health. But, how is it possible that the American Cancer Association is sponsored by macdonalds, KFC and red meat industries? And not only that, did you think of all the drugs they use in animals to make them grow faster, to make them look more “appetizing”? There are studies showing what effects those drugs can have on the animals, but no research about what impact will these have on us in the long run. It is funny that most of the drugs produced by pharmaceutical industries are directed to animals instead of us humans.
Anyways, what I’m trying to point out here is that we can lower the risk of disease/cancer by improving our lifestyle and having more conscious choices about what we eat. BUT IT IS NOT JUST OUR DIETS THAT MATTER HERE. Behaviors that cut a person’s cancer risk also involve not smoking, cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy, and a plant-based diet is a healthy choice.