Just like exercise, your nutrition intake helps prevent development/growth and decreases the risk of re-occurrence. Consuming the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment will improve your quality of life and daily well-being, making you feel better and stronger, whilst enhancing the benefits of your ACTIVITY and EXERCISE REGIME.
A healthy, well balanced diet, can also have a dramatic effect on your body’s ability to fight off other chronic health problems including Heart disease, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Stroke, and Osteoporosis.
The list below includes foods specific to help protect against free radical damage. Try to get as many of these foods into a well-balanced and healthy eating routine.
Avocado: Contains Glutathione which is a powerful antioxidant.
Broccoli: Contains a phytochemical Sulforaphane which can de-activate free radicals and carcinogens
Carrots: Contains Falcarinol which can reduce risk of cancer
Chilli peppers: Contain Capsaicin which helps neutralize cancer causing substances
Cruciferous Vegetables (kale/sprouts/cabbage/cauliflower): contain powerful antioxidants
Garlic: contains allium compounds which increase the activity of immune cells
Grapefruit: Contain Monoterpenes which help sweep carcinogens out of the body
Red grapes: Contain antioxidant bioflavonoids and Resveratol which help to inhibit enzymes that stimulate cancer cell growth
Nuts: Contain antioxidants Quercitin and Campferol which can help suppress growth of cancer
Sweet potatoes: contain Beta-carotene which protects DNA in cells
Tomatoes: Contain antioxidant Lycopene
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 which can help inhibit cell growth and improve immune cells
Sunflower seeds: High in Zinc and Selenium which helps absorption of vitamin C.
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