Daily Eating to Heal or Protect you from Cancer
By implementing changes with the foods that you eat this is the first step in helping you stay healthy and fight cancer. The first step is to support a healthy liver, to do this you must avoid food that might feed the cancer and make you sicker. Use these tips to create an eating plan to support a healthy liver that will in turn support a healthier YOU!
Food As Your Medicine – Action Plan
1. Consume adequate calories by eating every couple of hours, protein is very important in assisting the body to recover and regenerate healthy cells. Loss of appetite is symptoms of liver cancer so just have small quantities every hour or two. You may experience nausea and abdominal pain so you won’t feel like eating; however it is important to eat to give your body every chance to fight the cancer.
2. Drink plenty of water, herbal teas especially white tea, dandelion tea, you will also find that coconut juice will aid digestion and healthy metabolism of food
3. Adequate protein intake is vital 90 – 120 grams per day; this needs to be 60% healthy nuts such as almonds, walnuts & Brazil nuts, beans, lentils, 40% fish and lean organic chicken.
4. Add flavour to your food in the way of garlic, onions and fresh herbs. These will improve the taste plus be supportive in your recovery. Chemotherapy and radiation can alter your taste buds. You can put the ingredients of garlic, onion and fresh herbs together as a marinade to meat, chicken, fish or vegetables this will help your food to taste better. An easy salad dressing is your infused Garlic oils either garlic, lemon, lime and so on.
5. Put healthy natural flavourings into your food this will not only make it taste yummy but it will also be better for you – like garlic, red capsicum, mild chilli, cumin, coriander, basil and onion. To make the meal more interesting and nutritional add to your dishes nuts such as almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts, Brazil nuts (these can be ground or shredded and seeds such as pumpkin, sesame.
6. For additional flavour and zest adding lemon or lime juice, mango will be delicious
7. Daily vegetable juicing will help to keep your mineral and phosphate levels up, it will also help with adequate intake of vitamins. Vegetables should include; carrots, spinach, broccoli and spinach, for some additional flavour including a red apple and a pear is good. Vegetable or Bone Broths are a great way to get extra nutrition into your system. They are easy to swallow and also take little effort from your body to digest therefore allowing your body to recoup energy to heal.
8. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and raw vegetables to get healthy. These natural foods have plenty of vitamins.