ANTI-CANCER DIET IDEAS
This information is provided as a guide only. Please consult your medical practitioner for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Cancer comes in many forms; some of the ideas mentioned may suit one type of cancer but be less helpful for other types. Natural foods in their natural state provide safe nutrition, and there are numerous possible healing benefits if they are obtained regularly.
A papaya for breakfast provides anti-colon cancer qualities, due to the fibre, folate, vitamin C and beta carotene. The kiwifruit supplies a good amount of vitamin C antioxidant power, reducing free radicals. Lemon and lime juice supply flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, that help to reduce cell division in many cancer cells, plus they supply vitamin C. Grapefruit contain phytochemicals, limonoids, that inhibit tumour formation by producing an enzyme that helps eliminate toxins from the liver. Pineapple juice provides manganese, vital for antioxidant defence against free radicals. A rockmelon will provide vitamins C and A, for antioxidant power and anti-free radical activity. Berries, especially blueberries, are full of antioxidant power as they contain phenols, promoting anticancer action as they prevent oxygen damage in body organs. Blueberries and strawberries also supply ellagic acid, an antioxidant that can block cancer development. Blueberries are the ultimate source of phytonutrients that neutralise free radical cell damage and promote the action of vitamin C. A fresh fruit breakfast is a positive way to start a day.
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Start with a freshly extracted carrot and parsley juice for an excellent dose of carotene to inhibit tumour growth and for help with lung and pancreatic cancer. Sulphur in carrots assists to eliminate toxins. Parsley supplies anti-cancer benefits such as myristicin, a volatile oil; and the flavonoid luteolin in parsley is an antioxidant. Plus, with its excellent vitamin C, parsley heals. Try 90% carrot juice with 10% parsley every two days.
For colon cancer, try a legume meal (refer to the recipes in section entitled as Nutrition and Diet Summary). For other cancers, try steamed brown rice with broccoli, sliced Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions, corn and red capsicum. Rice is alkaline; it helps healing. Add garlic in the last seconds and ground pepitas, especially for prostate cancer. Or, for a simple snack, try asparagus with soy mayonnaise and baked tofu, or a fresh salad with walnut oil.
Wheatgrass juice is the ultimate blood rebuilder and anti-cancer tonic due to the super beta carotene power, super lycopene antioxidant power and chlorophyll content (refer to section entitled as Wheatgrass Juice & Sprouts). Without a regular wheatgrass juice, blood-based cancers are hard to beat.
Baked pumpkin with broccoli and fish/lemon for help with lung cancer. Tabouli salad with grilled tofu for help with colon cancer. Pasta with lots of ground pepitas, chopped parsley and Parmesan to help blood-based cancer. Serve with a sip of red wine. Brussels sprouts with honey carrots and salmon, with red chilli peppers for help with skin cancer. For sweets, acidophilus yoghurt with honey for colon health. Black cherries contain ellagic acid, flavonoids and perillyl alcohol; they’re anti- carcinogenic and they stunt the growth of cancer cells.
NOTE: d.v. refers to the daily value for women 25-50 years, refer to RDI chart for adult male and child values.