10 Best Diet Tips for People with Cancer

Friday, 10 Sep 2010 02:18 PM

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Cancer is known as being a deadly disease. While this certainly applies to certain types of cancers, advances in medical care have ensured that the illness can be combated with a mix of proper medication and a focus on environment, nutrition, and diet. One of the best approaches for people with cancer lies in following diets that support their immune system through drug therapy, both for cancer prevention and treatment.
 
Cancer Diet Plan
Evidence is mounting that the minerals, vitamins, and phyto chemicals in plant foods interact to provide extra cancer protection. While certain foods are found to encourage the growth of cancer, others lessen the risk. Certain compounds in foods like fiber and antioxidants can help build immunity and cleanse the body, thus preventing unnecessary damage to the cells (a prelude to cancer).
 
Here are the 10 best cancer diet tips for people with prostate cancer and other types of cancer that help protect their health:
  1. Eat plenty of fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, apples, watermelons, pomegranate, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, and pears. These are all loaded with glutathione — a compound that flushes carcinogenic toxins out of the body.
  2. Eat a few nuts everyday like almonds, walnuts, raisins, peanuts, and dates as part of a cancer diet. These are rich in vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, and essential oils and proteins that may suppress the growth of cancers.
  3. Cut down on the intake of animal products in your diet after cancer to decrease exposure to chemicals and harmful additives that are used in animal feeds.
  4. Instead of eating one cup of green vegetables at meal times, try eating two to three cups instead. They have nutrients that increase the body’s immunity and aid in the detoxification process.Substitute chicken and fish for a plate of greens instead.
  5. Fiber plays a crucial role in picking up and eliminating the wastes and toxins from the body preventing them from settling down and developing into health problems such as prostate cancer, colon cancer, etc.
  6. Increase intake of whole grains like millets, wheat, oats, and unpolished or brown rice as they contain polyphenols and lignans, which are powerful antioxidants
  7.  Olive oil is also believed to contain certain protective qualities against breast and prostate cancer. These protective qualities are found in the monounsaturated fatty acids present in olive oil. For salads and dressings you could use one tablespoon of extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil.
  8. Learn to love soybeans — they have anticancer properties. Soy milk, tofu, or products like tempeh and miso may also be added to the cancer diet.
  9. Elliminate alcohol, smoking, and tobacco completely from your cancer diet plan.
  10. Also restrict consumption of overly salted or cured, smoked, and pickled foods. If one is overweight, losing weight will also help.

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