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10 Food You Should Avoid As A Cancer Patient

2018-04-20 0

“Mostly grilled food
caused for cancer”

The search for the cure for cancer is ongoing. Over the years, cancer has demonstrated its unparalleled ability to cause catastrophic damage to the cells of a human being. It can spread from one body organ to another causing untold devastation in its wake.

Fortunately, keeping cancer under control is not impossible. Following the coming of various treatment options, keeping cancer on its toes is actually possible. There are actually many treatment options that are available today. Doctors have a wide range of options to go for depending on the state of the cancer patient they are dealing with. There are options such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, stem cell therapy and chemotherapy among others.

Cancer Patients And Food

“What you eat is
what you are”

But, the coming of numerous treatment options does not suggest that cancer patients do not have to worry about diet. As a matter of fact, cancer patients should be more worried about diet than any other human being alive. This is mainly because cancer affects body cells causing them to become cancerous. The body cells lose their natural state to replicate in a normal manner. This upsets the wellbeing of the body. The use of treatment options empowers the body to fight back. But, foods also have a role to play in as far as promoting the generation of healthy cells or aiding the generation of cancer cells. This is why it is always advisable to rely on a great combination of foods. Suppose you are a cancer patient and you are wondering what kind of foods you have to avoid to promote the wellbeing of your body, consider the information below.

  • Deep fried foods
  • Foods containing too much salt
  • Processed meats such as sausage, bacon and ham
  • Foods that contain too much sugar
  • Red meat
  • Salted mustered green
  • Barbecued foods
  • Baked meats
  • Oily foods
  • Most canned foods such as pickles, century eggs, jams and more
  • Grilled foods

“Healthy foods to avoid
cancer diseased”

All the foods indicated above are associated with certain attributes which make them unfit for consumption. As a cancer patient, you have to try by all means to search for foods that are able to promote your wellbeing rather than distort it. Additionally, the choice of foods often depends on the kind of treatment that has been prescribed.

For patients that are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, it is always advisable to avoid consuming foods that are rich vitamin supplements. These are to be avoided since they act as antioxidants and may affect treatment. Most processed foods are to be avoided since they may contain nitrites which may be carcinogenic. On the overall, patients living with cancer are advised to reduce the consumption of alcohol and smoking or to stop altogether.

Deep fried foods such as fish and meat are to be avoided at all costs. It is understood that subjecting animal protein to intense levels of heat leads to the production of carcinogenic substances which may affect the body in various ways. These are often referred to as heterocyclic amines.

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