Fighting Cancer with Diet

Eating a healthy diet will help your body function at its best, something that's especially important if you have cancer. Not only do people who eat well decrease their chances of developing the disease, if they're diagnosed, they're better able to cope with side effects of the treatment and their body will be able to repair itself faster. Follow these tips to help you fight cancer.

Get your daily fruits and veggies.

Every day eat at least five colourful servings of fruits and veggies. Try to mix it up -- one day eat a serving of spinach, the next day go for broccoli. Also, dig into fruits and veggies that are rich in antioxidants.

Go for low-fat food

Eating low-fat, plant-based foods will keep you lean and will help boost your body's ability to combat all types of cancer.

Drink alcohol in moderation

While studies have shown a glass of red wine every now and then can decrease your risk to cancer risk, other research has shown that alcoholic addition or smoking can cause cancer of the mouth, throat, liver, breast and even colon. Therefore, you should try limit how much you drink. It's also advised to stay away from alcohol if you're undergoing.

Your daily proteins

We need enough protein on a daily basis to boost our strength and to help repair (and build) muscles post-treatment. Get your daily dose by eating lean meats such as chicken or fish, low-fat dairy products and nuts. Additionally you can go for protein powders to be taken with water. Products like Prosure and Protinex can be taken as prescribed by your doctor.

Drink lots of Water

Water helps in flushing your toxins away. Water also helps in hot flushes which are main side effects of chemo.

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Because frozen fruits and vegetables are packaged right after they are harvested, they're sometimes higher in cancer-fighting nutrients than fresh ones. Frozen foods also are easy to prepare.

Keep snacking

When you're waging war on cancer, it's important to keep your strength up. Keep healthy snacks on hand and nibble on them throughout the day. Some suggestions include yogurt, cereal and milk, cheese and crackers, nuts, sherbet and sports drinks.
 

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