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Food for thought

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.

Shopping list

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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Useful nutrition links

Information on eating well by The Royal Marsden (pdf)

Nutrition information specific to side effects and stages of treatment

Recipe ideas and healthy eating tips by Macmillan


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