Cancer cells fail to survive when fed a high fat diet.
The link between diet and cancer is getting stronger all the time as we begin to understand more about the way cancer cells interact with energy in the body.
There is a strong link between sugar and cancer, and it has been proven that cancer cells thrive when being ‘fed’ on a high sugar diet, likewise they will starve when not presented with the right diet.
Now there has been a link between a high fat diet and a reduction in cancer cells.
A high fat diet is often seen as unhealthy or an easy way to put on weight, but this is not the case. As in the case of the Atkins diet, the body can actually thrive and replenish itself when given only high fat foods.
New research has shown how genetic mutations that form cancer are much more likely to come from external factor that damage the cells, rather than random genetic mutations.
Mitochondrial damage happens in the cells when there is a chaotic system in place in the cell, such as the way sugar wreaks havoc on the body when the body is bombarded with it.
Therefore, having a diet that is low in non-fiber carbohydrates and high in quality fats can give cells the right type of environment they need to tick over properly without having to deal with many fluctuations and changes such as the spikes in blood glucose that come after eating high sugar and high carbohydrate foods.
It is the kind of fats that are important in this way. Fats that come in the form of natural produce such as nuts, avocado and high quality meat are different to bad fats such as trans fats and fatty processed foods like low quality meat.