Fight Cancer with These Super-Foods
These days, many Cancer patients succumb to the disease due to the side effects of chemotherapy treatment and not because of cancer itself. Although the process can effectively destroy cancerous cells in the body, moreover, it also harms other healthy cells.
Chemotherapy compromises a person’s immune system, which is the most essential line of defense versus any illness. Its most common side effect is weakened immunity. Some other side effects are depression, hair loss, insomnia, mood disorders, skin changes, constipation and anemia.
Rather than being dependent to another round of medications in order to control the side effects, a drastic change in lifestyle may be a big help in supporting the body during Chemotherapy. Doing so can also reduce collateral damage throughout the process.
The Significance of Diet when Fighting Cancer
A person’s diet plays a significant part during Chemotherapy. Even though eating well could be a challenge since the treatment affects not only one’s taste buds but also appetite, eating properly has its rewards; aside from minimising side effects and promoting recovery, it also lessens the risk of infection. That’s why it is highly suggested for cancer patients to consume these super foods which are rich in nutrition along with their diet.
Some of the common adverse effects of Chemotherapy is loss of appetite and nutrients; so as a result, the patient may suffer from weight loss and at extreme levels, malnutrition. Moringa could help fight that. Moringa leaves consist of all the essential amino acids which could enhance the immune system.
Moringa is widely popular for being abundant in iron, calcium and protein as well as with high antioxidant levels like Vitamins A, B and C; these could aid in terms of offsetting side effects in cancer therapy. They also decrease the current cancer process.
You can easily meet your daily nutrient requirements when you include Moringa in your diet even without having to eat a full meal.
Curcumin or turmeric extract works like a charm with Cancer patients and then offsets the side effects of Chemotherapy by improving immunity. It is exceedingly anti-inflammatory as well as anti-microbial and that is highly beneficial since Cancer is in fact an inflammatory disease.
Combining Curcumin with piperine is a wise decision because piperine from black pepper promotes its absorption.
The seeds consist of various forms of Vitamin E such as tocopherols and tocotrienols, and also the phenolic acids which are really brilliant at increasing bodily immune functions.
All seeds such as sesame, sunflower, watermelon, flax and most importantly pumpkin are packed with vital nutrients like magnesium, zinc, B Vitamins such as folic acid and biotin which aid in detoxification of lignans, and protecting DNA. Omega-3 essential fatty acids inhibit malignant cells from getting close into the other cells in the body.
Furthermore, flaxseeds support in minimising oestrogen levels and contain lignans showing anti-angiogenic features; they prevent tumours from developing new blood vessels.
The best thing about coconut oil is its amazing healing properties. The coconut tree is usually known to be the ‘tree of life’—and rightly so. This is because it serves as a defence from bacteria, infection and viruses. Not to mention that the MCT contained in coconut oil helps in enriching the absorption of healthy nutrients and combating fatigue.
We at Verita Life pride ourselves in having a thorough follow-up program for all our patients which is already complete as our therapies. Our world-class Cancer treatments do not stop when the patient leaves our facilities. From supplementary therapies when needed, to customised diet plans, the partnership between Verita Life and its patients is a very personal one and extended even when the patient has gone back home.
Our supportive team of Patient Representatives and oncologists is always ready to help you in your cancer-related queries. You may contact us here for more details.