February 4, 2018 11:45 AM NPT
Dealing with a fatal disease like cancer definitely requires a lot of precautions. Health experts suggest that as a cancer patient loses appetite, it’s extremely important to eat healthy and also at regular intervals. They also advise eating the healthy and right food before, after and during the treatment.
Here we have listed the right foods that are good for cancer patients.
VEGETABLES THEY SHOULD EAT:
Eat tomatoes, pumpkin, carrots, peas, and turnips. They are loaded with vitamins and fibre. Tomatoes are good for prostate cancer patients. You can also add cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. These vegetables contain plant chemicals that help in converting bad oestrogen into good oestrogen. This helps in reducing the risk of relapse.
FRUITS TO ADD IN YOUR DIET:
Eat oranges, bananas, kiwi, peaches, strawberries, mangoes and pears for vitamins and fibre. You can also eat avocados, prunes, guava, apricots and figs for energy.
ENSURE CARBOHYDRATE ENRICHED FOOD:
Eat rice, noodles, chapatti, wholegrain bread and pasta. You could also eat oats, corn, potatoes, dairy products and beans. Also, eat honey, but in moderation, as it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. This helps in preventing infections.
ENSURE PROTEIN ENRICHED FOOD:
Adding lean meat, nuts, dried beans, chickpeas, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products to your diet is good for your health. Especially for prostate cancer patients, they can eat fish and soy foods.
FOODS TO AVOID:
Avoid eating deep fried foods. Also, you shouldn’t have excessive intake of salt or sugar. Eliminate oily foods, processed food and red meat. Avoid consuming alcohol and foods that contain nitrites such as pickles, jams should be avoided.
Disclaimer: This information is generic in nature. Kindly consult your doctor before eliminating or adding any foods to your diet.