Here is The List of the Best Plant Based Diets:
Plant based diets are good for the environment, your heart, your weight, and your overall health. U.S. News defines plant-based as an approach that emphasizes minimally processed foods from plants, with modest amounts of fish, lean meat, and low-fat dairy, and red meat only sparingly.
The experts who rated the 10 diets below put the Mediterranean diet at the top of the list. Among the qualities considered were each diet’s ability to deliver weight loss, provide good nutrition and safety, and be relatively easy to follow.
How the Mediterranean Diet works
How the Flexitarian Diet works
How the Ornish Diet works
Traditional Asian Diet
How the Traditional Asian Diet works
How the Vegetarian Diet works
How the Anti-Inflammatory Diet works
Engine 2 Diet
How the Engine 2 Diet works
How the Vegan Diet works
How the Eco-Atkins works
How the Macrobiotic Diet works
Plant Based Diets Video
Here are some Plant Based Diet Tips for Breast Cancer:
- Limit the intake of highly saturated foods such as lamb, organ meats, cheeses, cream, butter, ice cream
- Decrease food containing trans fatty acids, such as commercially prepared baked goods, crackers and margarine
- Increase your intake of poultry, fish and vegetarian proteins (legumes). Increasing your intake of fish to 3 times per week will increase omega-3-polyunsaturated fat intake. Research has suggested that these fatty acids may inhibit the growth of breast tumors.
- Sugar is your enemy! Cut down or eliminate processed sugar. Try to take all sugars in the form of fruits only.
Plant based diets specifically taget hormonal type cancers. Below are some examples of what foods help that are high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
High fiber intakes may have a positive benefit by altering hormonal actions of breast cancer and other hormonal-dependent cancers. Daily fiber intake should be 25 to 35 grams of insoluble and soluble fiber.
|Grains||Wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, bulgur, barley|
|Green leafy vegetables||Lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, endives, beet greens, romaine|
|Cruciferous vegetables||Broccoli, cabbage, turnip, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, bok choy, watercress, collards, kale, mustard greens, rutabaga|
|Umbelliferous vegetables||Celery, parsley, fennel, carrots, parsnip|
|Allium vegetables||Garlic, onion, shallots, chives, leek|
|Legumes||Soybeans, peas, chickpeas, lima beans, peanut, carob, dried beans (kidney, mung, pinto, black-eyed), lentils|
|Solanaceous vegetables||Nightshade family: eggplant, tomatoes|
|Cucurbitaceous vegetables||Gourd family: pumpkin, squash, cucumber, muskmelon, watermelon|
Potential Cancer Fighters in Foods
|Isothiocyanates||Mustard, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables|
|Phenolic compounds||Garlic, green tea, soybeans, cereal grains, cruciferous, umbelliferous, solanaceous, cucurbitaceous vegetables, licorice root, flax seed|
|Flavanoids||Most fruits and vegetables (cruciferous, garlic, citrus fruits, caraway seeds, umbelliferous, solanaceous, cucurbitaceous vegetables, sage, camphor, dill, basil, mint)|
|Organo-sulfides||Garlic, onion, leeks, shallots, cruciferous vegetables|
|Isoflavones||Soybeans, legumes, flax seed|
|Carotenoids||Dark yellow/orange/green vegetables and fruits|