Just like exercise, nutrition helps prevent growth and decreases the risk of re-occurrence. Consuming the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment, will improve quality of life and daily well-being whilst enhancing the benefits of your activity and exercise routine.
Don’t drink (much) alcohol: Its damaging physically and has depressive properties.
Drink lots of water: Think drink then eat! Quench your thirst first; water is a hunger supressant!
Contain colour: Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruit so you get nourished with natural minerals and vitamins.
Conscious before choosing: 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.
The list below includes foods specific to help protect against free radical damage. Try to consistently get some of these into your shopping basket.
Avocado: Contains Glutathione; a powerful antioxidant.
Broccoli: Contains Sulforaphane which can de-activate free radicals and carcinogens.
Carrots: Contains Falcarinol which can reduce risk of cancer.
Chilli peppers: Contain Capsaicin which helps neutralise 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 antioxidants 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: Contains powerful 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 help inhibit cell growth and improve immune cells.
Sunflower seeds: High in Zinc and Selenium which helps absorption of vitamin C.