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Cancer Diet Plan


When the cells of the body undergo uncontrolled and excessive cell multiplication, it results in the growths and tumors that could be cancerous. Cancer has been known to affect different parts of the body. Some of the most common types of cancers are lung cancer, bone cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer. If detected in time, cancer could be treatable, using various techniques, like medication, therapy, home remedies, surgery and perhaps even a cancer diet cure. However, in many cases people do not realize that they are suffering from cancer, until the condition reaches an advanced state and cannot be reversed.
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There are several factors that could lead to cancer, smoking being one of the most common ones. At times, the consumption of certain unhealthy foods could also cause a person to suffer from cancer. Hence, people who have a family history of this condition should make sure that they follow a cancer diet plan right from the beginning.

Certain cancer diet food can help prevent the condition from affecting people, as they enable the body to fight off cancer cells. Such foods should be consumed in high amounts by people who are at a high risk for cancer. It is also possible to get healthy and tasty cancer diet recipes through various resources like online websites and books. Some of the foods that are included in a healthy cancer diet plan include fresh fruits, vegetables (especially cruciferous vegetables), herbs, soy products and certain spices.

Most people have queries about the occurrence of cancer due to diet soda. This is because of the fact that there are a few reports that claim diet soda can be cancerous. In a few parts of the world, some of the chemicals used in the manufacture of diet soda had been known to cause cancer in lab rats. Moreover, there are several other health problems like lower immunity that have been associated with the consumption of diet soda and therefore they should be completely avoided by people who are following a cancer diet plan.

Cancer Nutrition


There is no replacement for good nutrition and therefore, all people should make sure that they follow a healthy diet at all times, especially those who are at a high risk of certain diseases and health conditions such as cancer. A healthy cancer nutrition diet should include those foods that are easily processed by the body and keep the body healthy enough to replace any tissues that have been damaged. Several health experts refer to a healthy diet for cancer patients as cancer nutrition therapy too, since the diet plays a very important role in the recovery processed. Hence, in order to provide the body with the right cancer nutritional therapy, it is important to ensure that the foods consumed include an adequate amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbs, protein, fat and water. In case any of the essential nutrients are not provided to the body, a person could suffer from malnutrition, which could be quite serious in those who are suffering from cancer.

There are many books an online websites that carry information specifically for cancer nutrition diet, as well as the most highly recommended foods and recipes. Given below are a few cancer nutrition recipes that have been recommended by nutritionists that belong to leading cancer treatment centers in the United States: 
  • Vegetarian chili
  • Roast vegetarian pasta
  • Green salad, with pecans, oranges and dried cranberries
  • Potatoes cooked with rosemary and garlic
  • Strawberries dipped in chocolate
  • Balsam glazed roast chicken breasts
  • Wild mushroom soup
  • Avocado salad

Several people ask health experts if they can get their intake of nutrients with the help of cancer nutritional supplements that are easily available in the markets today. While these supplements can boost the immune system it is best to opt for natural foods instead. People, who do plan to take cancer nutritional supplements, should check with a doctor for daily recommended doses.

Cancer Foods to Eat, Avoid


There are several health articles and show that focus on foods that are cancerous and therefore should be avoided. However, some of the articles tend to focus more on the cancer foods to avoid, instead of the ones that can be eaten to combat cancer. While it is important to know about cancer foods not to eat, people should also be aware of cancer foods to eat, to fight off the condition. Given below are some of the best cancer foods to eat: 
  • Avocadoes
  • Carrots
  • Pepper
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Citrus fruits, especially red grapes
  • Licorice root
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Soy products
  • Red wine
While most of the foods mentioned above are quite healthy and can help the body fight off cancer, they should not be used as a replacement for cancer medication, therapy and other treatment options. Moreover, even though these foods are healthy, it is important to consult a doctor before adding any of them to a daily diet. This is all the more important in case of people who are suffering from any other medical condition.
Submitted on January 16, 2014
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