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6 fruits that are proven to be favorable during and after chemotherapy.

Dr. Adem Günes & Dr. Abdulla El-Hossami

16.12.2021
6 fruits that are proven to be favorable during and after chemotherapy.

The foods that we eat are highly associated with the risk of developing diseases. So, it is crucial to select the diet that will restrain such diseases to develop and spread in our bodies. While undergoing cancer treatment, patients need to consume food such as fruits, that contain nutritional substances that may inhibit tumor development, and lessen certain adverse effects of therapy, making the healing process easier.
Below are a few top 6 fruits to consume before, amid, and even after cancer treatment.

1. Blueberries:
Each serving of blueberries provides us with an abundant amount of vitamin C, fiber, and manganese. As they are a nutritious powerhouse, they are discovered to be rich in antioxidants too, and extensive research claims that they have cancer-fighting properties. During the chemotherapy sessions, patients face difficulty with concentration and remembrance, blueberries assist to resolve that issue too. Consuming blueberry juice helps aged people to boost memory during cancer treatment.

2. Oranges:
Oranges are known best for their citrus and sweet flavor. It has brilliant color and an excellent nutritious profile. A small orange can fulfill the requirement of vitamin C if eaten on daily basis. Vitamin C is an important component of the body’s defense system and boosts immunity after chemotherapy. Studies declare that vitamin C inhibits the growth of tumor cells of several cancers.

3. Bananas:
Bananas are considered an excellent dietary option for individuals suffering from cancer. During the treatment of cancer, many patients experience sore mouth and tongue, thus, find it difficult to eat and swallow the food, at this time, bananas are the best nutritious packed fruit containing fiber, vitamin B6, manganese, and Vitamin C. It is also useful to restore the energy wasted during vomiting or diarrhea.

4. Apples:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away is not just a saying, it is a truth. This fruit can protect us from numerous diseases. Potassium found in apples prevents fluid retention in the body that is a common side effect of chemotherapy. It helps to promote resistance to infection and suppress cancer cell proliferation. Apple fiber increases motility and keeps food flowing through your intestinal system.

5. Lemons:
Recognized by its sour taste and citrus characteristics, each lemon contains a variety of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. Besides vitamin C, they also hold potassium, Vit B6, and iron. Lemon extract has been shown in lab experiments to help inhibit the development of numerous types of malignant cells. The stress and anxiety you encounter during the treatment might be alleviated due to the presence of limonene in lemons and also improve the mood of a person during that hardship.

6. Strawberries:
A berry that everyone loves to eat is not only delicious but also plays a significant role to reduce the severity of side effects resulting from chemotherapy. It provides numerous advantages during the recovery of cancer. Being soft to eat, it gets easier for the patients to swallow and digest it. Even when it is eaten in routine, it works as an anti-cancer food. When hamsters were put under the experiment to see the impact of strawberries on tumor cells, the result revealed that they aided in the death of breast cancer cells.

Conclusion:
A diet consisting of food enriched with antioxidants has a huge influence on the recovery of patients from cancer. Various fruits can help combat the growth of cancerous tumors and could even give additional therapeutic advantages that can help relieve some of the adverse effects of medication. Eating these nutritious fruits in addition to a well-balanced diet will help you feel healthiest and get you to begin on the journey to normal and better life.

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