Vegetarians have lower colon cancer rates compared to meat eaters

Vegetarians have lower colon cancer rates compared to meat eaters

No surprisingly, vegetarians have lower colon cancer rates compared to meat eaters. It's not just that vegetarians' diets are rich in protective vegetables and whole grains. By skipping meats, they skip the carcinogenic chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) from creatine, amino acids, and natural sugars in meat that form as beef, chicken, or fish are cooked. So give those plant foods all the room they need on your plate. It's time to stop reserving room for just a spoonful of corn or peas. Have a whole meal made of lentils, chickpeas, cauliflower, or spinach, and the wonderful dishes into which they can be transformed.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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