New research shows that plant-based diets could be more beneficial in preventing cancer than keto diets. The study found that following a plant-based diet could reduce your risk of cancers, and increase fiber consumption, leading to better digestive health (via National Library of Medicine). The study also concluded that the diet could reduce the risk of metabolic disorders in cancer survivors.
The study focused on a whole foods plant-based diet, which prioritizes nutrient-dense foods like beans, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. VegNews reports that cancer risk was reduced with this diet due to lower fat, reduced inflammation, and increased anti-inflammatory antioxidants. The American Cancer Society even recommends limiting or eliminating meat from the diet, and eating more fruits and vegetables.
If you’re looking to make a change in your diet, plant-based diets have proven to be more beneficial than ketogenic ones in preventing cancer. However, since everyone’s dietary needs are different, consult your doctor or nutritionist to find out which route might be best for you.