How To Beat Cancer With Food?
Eating your way to beat cancer
I wish I knew all of this, when mum was going through the cancer treatment. She recovered from ear and throat cancer in 2011, but the side-effects of chemo and radio are now visible. My heart goes out to all those who suffer from any form of cancer – this is why I strongly recommend a dietician to help us understand and learn about foods that would help beat the same.
Top 10 foods to fight cancer
Garlic is used as a condiment in most of our cooking, and it helps the digestive system too. The bulbs are pungent to taste and smell, and has the power to prevent cancer cells from multiplying. A clove a day can do wonders, please have one today.
Who doesn’t like berries? One cannot ignore their taste, smell and benefits for the body. The juicy goodness of berries along with the antioxidants in them, helps fight free radicals, and protects the skin cells too. Cancer cells are killed when you consume blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and more.
A juicy red tomato a day, helps keep cancer at bay. The DNA structure of the body is protected, and the lycopene compounds in tomatoes helps beat cancer cells from multiplying too. Pastas taste better with tomato puree or simply chop them for fresh salads, the choice is yours.
Cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower – the veggies rule as warriors beating cancer cells. The components found in such veggies would help beat free radicals, which are culprits that attack the DNA in the body. Veggies help prevent the growth of cancer cells and tumours as well – they are a healthy addition to the meal.
Catechins found in tea can be very helpful, and helps curb the growth of cancer cells too. They also fight the onslaught of free radicals and can bring down the size of tumors as well. In addition to that, green tea makes you look young over time, not overnight!
Plenty of antioxidants and fibre in whole grains, and perfect to help combat collateral cancer too- you should have more of whole grains in many forms everyday. Oatmeal and barley or even brown-rice or pasta, whole-grains everyday it is.
Used mostly as a spice in many Indian homes, it also doubles up as an anti-cancer agent. Turmeric is known to reduce the size of cancer cells and tumors to a large extent, so a pinch in the dish adds colour no doubt, but it would also help fight cancer.
Leafy Green Vegetables
Lettuce and spinach are amazing to have, your body would get plenty of antioxidants, Lutein and beta-carotene too. Shred them all and make a salad, should you choose not to cook and have them the traditional way.
Red grapes are best to have when you want the DNA structure of the body to be in good stead. Maybe a glass of red wine every day would be great, it has plenty of antioxidants which help fight free radicals and stops the growth of cancer cells from happening.
A very good source of antioxidants and is an anti-cancer agent too, beans can be filling and a warrior for the body. Red kidney beans or rajma as we know should be part of the diet, at least twice a fortnight.
I hope this information comes in handy. Please check with a professional dietician to know which diet to follow, or speak with experts at IWB for the same.
Are you eating your way to good health and cancer free life?
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