Like exercise, nutrition helps prevent growth, decreases risk of re-occurrence, and improves daily well-being. Consuming the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment also enhances the benefits of exercise.
Avoid alcohol: Its damaging physically and has depressive properties. If you drink; take at least 3 days off a week.
Drink lots of water: Think drink then eat! Quench your thirst first; water is a hunger suppressant.
Contain colour: Eat lots of fresh veg and fruit so you get nourished with natural minerals and vitamins.
Take a mindful moment: Do you really need it / Is it healthy for you? A short thought helps keep a lid on the unnecessary and unwanted!
Compensate calories: Eat less on days you do less. Use exercise to create a leeway for consumption.
Foods specific to beating cancer: Included are what they contain and how it helps. Try to get some of these into your weekly shops.
Avocado: Contains Glutathione; a powerful antioxidant.
Broccoli: Sulforaphane can de-activate free radicals and carcinogens.
Carrots: Falcarinol can reduce risk of cancer.
Chilli peppers: Capsaicin helps neutralise cancer causing substances.
Cruciferous Vegetables (kale/sprouts/cabbage/cauliflower): All powerful antioxidants.
Garlic: Allium compounds increase the activity of immune cells.
Grapefruit: Monoterpenes help sweep carcinogens out of the body.
Red grapes: Resveratol inhibits enzymes that stimulate cancer cell growth.
Nuts: Quercitin and Campferol are antioxidants that can suppress growth of cancer.
Sweet potatoes: Beta-carotene protects DNA in cells.
Tomatoes: Lycopene – a powerful antioxidant
Pulses and grains (lentils/chickpeas/quinoa): A great source of protein without animal fat.
Red peppers: Very high in vitamin C to neutralise toxins.
Pumpkin seeds: High levels of Vitamin E – inhibits cell growth and improves immune cells.
Sunflower seeds: High in Zinc and Selenium – helps absorption of vitamin C.