Cancer and Food, what to eat and what not to eat


Many cancer patients are told the food they eat has nothing to do with cancer and just to eat a balanced diet. Unfortunately this is not so and there is ample evidence to say what you put in your mouth can have a major influence on the outcome of cancer. A survey of doctors fresh out of medical school revealed that half had less than 1 week’s tuition on food as it is related to our health and the other half had none.

“We are what we eat,” or the food we eat on a daily bases is the foundation of our health. The typical western diet is not known for its health giving qualities as it has many faults. It is without doubt the dominant factor in the development of all cancers and for someone newly diagnosed with the problem and wants a genuine cure, it is essential to choose their food very carefully.

Extensive research published in the last decade alone proves that what you eat can have a profound effect on your protection against cancer. We humans are designed to eat mainly freshly grown fruit and vegetables, a few grains, some nuts and an occasional treat which is the diet of people living in primitive societies where cancer is unheard of.

The food we eat now days is mainly processed and all of this food has been interfered with by man. We also consume large amounts of dairy products all made from cows milk and cow’s milk is perfectly designed for a different species. Then there is our high consumption of refined sugar which is in many of our food items and most of our drinks, not forgetting the large amounts of fat and salt we also consume. These last 3 items are all well known contributors to the onset of cancer.

Other foods to avoid if you are dealing with cancer is pressed meats that contain the food additive sodium nitrate. It’s a preservative used to extend the products shelf life and is also used in other meats like sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs and bacon. Likewise don’t eat food that’s been cooked by smoking, smoke is carcinogenic. Pickle food has also been blamed for contributing to cancer.

 We have health problems today that didn’t exist a few years ago and some examples are; diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and they are all caused by our wrong food choices. Cancer has other contributing factors as well, like our sedentary lifestyle which is our lack of exercise and the toxic chemicals we are in contact with daily, but the food we eat certainly has a major influence on the disease.

It is never too late to do something about it as the human body has an amazing built in repair system called the immune system which has remarkable healing powers when given the right conditions. A change in the food you eat to freshly grown fruit and vegetables, many of which are known to have cancer fighting properties is a great start and can help rid the body of cancer forever.

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