4. Vegan Diet
As we’ve already mentioned, vegan diets focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and are often high in fiber. In other words, you can say bye-bye to meat and dairy while going vegan. However, avoiding meat and dairy doesn’t mean you can include other unhealthy food choices.
“People who avoid all animal-based foods, but include frequent use of sweets, refined grains, sugar-sweetened beverages, and unhealthy choices of added fats do not show as much reduction in cancer risk as people following a vegan diet who limit these foods and include abundant vegetables, legumes (dry beans, peas, lentils, and soy foods), nuts, and seeds,” she says in reference to a 2019 study.