Thursday, January 04, 2007

Meat Vegetable ratio

Studies keep linking diets high in red meat with increased cancer risk. Could part of the risk from large amounts of meat reflect an unhealthful balance between vegetables and meat? The Mediterranean and Asian eating patterns have a well-established link with lower cancer risk. These diets both limit meat and strongly emphasize an abundance of vegetables.

One reason the vegetable-to-meat balance might be so important are compounds in vegetables that act on potentially harmful substances produced by meat.
We keep on learning the same things over and over in more detail...Eat vegetables. Diets such as Gerson therapy or macrobiotics are exclusively vegetarian. I am not sure of their pros and cons at this point. It is something I will be pursuing. If anyone has experience please write in.