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Reduce your risk of Breast Cancer

A vegetarian diet can help reduce your risk of breast cancer and that’s very important. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Cancer Society (ACS) cancer prevention guidelines recommend maintaining a healthy weight, undertaking at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week, limiting alcohol consumption, and eating a plant-based diet.

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Real Men Eat Plants – Lots of Them!

Man eating salad 2A vegetarian diet offers a big health advantage for men. Not only does it help prevent, and even reverse, common diseases that both men and women get, such as heart disease and diabetes, it also offers specific advantages for men’s health.

Some men wonder if a vegetarian diet will affect their testosterone levels. Worry no more! The good news is that plant foods make for great testosterone levels.  For instance in a study of British men, vegetarians were found to have slightly higher levels of testosterone than meat eaters, and those who were vegans had slightly higher levels than vegetarians.

Other men think that they need meat to build muscle, but in fact the plant kingdom has plenty of high quality protein sources, especially from all the many kinds of beans, whole grains, nuts and vegetables.  Vegetarian athletes can bulk up all they want on plant foods, and not worry about their protein or testosterone levels. Vegetarian athletes have found that their diet helps both their strength and their endurance. The increasing number of famous vegetarian athletes, in virtually every kind of sport, is impressive, real-world evidence of this.

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