Foods that boost immunity for cancer patients
Day in day out cancer continues to kill many Kenyans which is a real scare. Being the third leading cause of death in the country, it is advised that people
Day in day out cancer continues to kill many Kenyans which is a real scare. Being the third leading cause of death in the country, it is advised that people go for screening early enough to check up for the disease so that it can be treated at its early stages if one is diagnosed with it.
Being diagnosed with cancer is not the end of life as stereotyped. Through chemotherapy, radiography and adapting certain lifestyle habits, one can have a successful battle with cancer. One of these lifestyle habits is taking a proper diet. Here are some of the foods that will ensure you regain good health while on treatment.
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Apples contain fibrous nutrients and vitamins which ease digestion for cancer patients. Patients are bound to have indigestion problems during this period.
Polyphenols found in apples are essential for fighting tumorous growth as well as maintaining overall health. That is why doctors recommend cancer patients to consume apples regularly.
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Fish is a great alternative to red meats such as beef and chicken. There are types of fish that are rich in essential vitamins and omega-3 which have proved to even lower the risk of getting different types of cancer. These vitamins are very essential and can be consumed even in the form of fish oil supplements. Fish is, therefore, an important food for recovery when battling cancer.
Kales, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and other essential vegetables contain important antioxidant properties that help fight cancer.
These greens are also essential because they prevent cells in the body from becoming cancerous. Cancer patients are encouraged to always include leafy greens in their diet in order to help their bodies fight the cancer cells.
Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and cherries are some of the berries that help to beat and also prevent cancer. Many of these berries act as powerful antioxidants and anti-viruses which prevent the cells from damage. They also contain different vitamins such as A and C which can increase cell immunity. Different berries hold many important properties and are therefore essential.
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There are many types of beans but the ones essential in fighting cancer are the red kidney beans. This is because they contain great antioxidant and fibre properties which help fight different cancer types. Along with these benefits, they have chemicals which contribute immensely to the protection of body cells from cancer.
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