It’s by Jillian McKee:
Fight Cancer With Your Diet
Eating healthy is important at all times, but even more so when someone is facing a health crisis. Many people eat without paying attention to the toxins present in their food. This is on top of the high amounts of fat, sugar and calories in the processed food being consumed. These foods are okay in moderation, but should not make up the bulk of anyone’s diet, especially that of a cancer patient.
Imagine a person who has just been told they have cancer while on a routine visit to the doctor’s office. They have to schedule treatments for their cancer because they want to get it into remission. If a person is serious about getting better, they need to go to each appointment and listen to their doctor’s recommendations.
A person may think that treatments are the only thing to help in the fight against cancer. However, by focusing on consuming a healthy diet, one can help their healing process. While a person cannot cure cancer by changing their diet, it can certainly be a big help. Below are some simple changes a person can make to their diet that can be of tremendous benefit as they wage their war against cancer.
Sugar makes it difficult when ridding the body of disease. Excess sugar makes the body more acidic, the exact environment where diseases thrive. Eliminating excess sugar allows the body to move back to a more alkaline, reducing disease. Remove soda and other sweet drinks. Instead of bottled fruit juice, opt for a piece of fruit; it won’t have as much sugar and will be exceedingly more nutritious.
Antioxidants do just as the name implies, reduce cell oxidation. Oxidation in body cells is similar rust on a car. However foods rich in antioxidants help rid the body of free radicals, which are linked to the development of cancer. Blueberries, beans, blackberries, dark chocolate, and artichoke hearts are all foods with high amounts of antioxidants.
Eat More Greens
Eating more vegetables is good for one’s waistline and also makes a difference for someone dealing with cancer. Green vegetables, particularly the dark leafy variety, contain tons of vitamins and minerals that the body thrives on. Vegetables like kale, asparagus and arugula are easy foods to begin consuming if not already eaten on a regular basis. Fresh is best, but frozen can always work well.
Say “No” to Processed Foods
When food is prepared from whole ingredients, it will always be better than buying anything processed. Fast food can destroy a person’s healthy diet. The same applies to some prepackaged foods from the grocery store. Many times the perimeter of the grocery store holds fresh foods while the aisles are where the processed foods are found. Try to learn how to make healthier versions of favorite processed meals.
While this option may not be financially feasible for everyone, organic foods are better for the body than traditional fruits and vegetables. When the body is under attack from a disease like cancer, getting the most nutrition possible will benefit the body that needs to remain strong in order to fight.
The options listed above can be used to wage war against cancer. The person going through treatments should leave their doctor’s office and start preparing nutritious foods. A simple switch in diet can really make a difference in one’s fight.
And (this is Jim), let me add that if cancer runs in your family, you should also be adopting these behaviors.