Why the Food You Eat Could Help You to Beat Cancer (and what you should eat)

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Food is both a risk factor and a potential cancer treatment. Paul Kraus is the world’s longest mesothelioma survivor and one of his main pillars of beating mesothelioma has always been a healthy diet.

This consists of large amounts of fruits and vegetables, along with cutting out many processed foods and fast foods. And you can do the same by changing the way you eat.

To find out more about his diet, you can visit this site: https://survivingmesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/

Which Foods Should You Avoid?

First of all, let’s look at some of the cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

The first is processed meats. Many doctors consider large amounts of processed meat to be as risky as smoking. The issue with processed meats is the way they’re smoked and cured. Just 50 grams per day can increase your cancer risk by 18%.

Another type of food to avoid is anything with artificial sweeteners. The industry argues that there’s no confirmed link, but there’s a potential link and research is still ongoing. Even ordinary sugar can multiply your cancer risk.

Finally, alcohol should be avoided. This includes any meals that include ingredients like red wine. Studies by the National Cancer Institute have shown that alcohol can cause cancers ranging from neck to breast to lung cancer.

3 Cancer Superfoods You Should Include in Your Diet

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are the cornerstone of anyone fighting cancer. They’re rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and minerals. The value is in their vitamin C content, as well as beta-carotene. All proven to combat cancer.

Cruciferous Vegetables

These are things like broccoli, cauliflower, and sprouts. They’re rich in vitamin C, but they also contain glutathione. In short, this is the body’s master antioxidant, hence why you should fill your diet with them.

Berries

Blueberries, strawberries, and goji berries are known as some of the best antioxidant foods in the world today. They’re easy to consume as a snack and you don’t need many to give your body what it needs.

Find out more about other cancer fighting superfoods here: https://draxe.com/cancer-fighting-foods/

3 Super Cancer Meals You Should Try at Home

Chicken and White Bean Soup

An easy meal to make in bulk. Paul recommends that you cook the chicken slowly and never at a high temperature. This preserves the nutrients and prevents dangerous chemicals from forming during the cooking process.

For this, you need white beans, chicken, low sodium chicken broth, and any additional vegetables of your choice.

Lemon, Broccoli, and Garlic Penne Pasta

For cancer patients, pasta is easily digestible and enables them to put weight on during and after treatment. It also contains garlic, which is known as another cancer superfood.

You need penne pasta, garlic, broccoli, lemon, vegetable broth, and a small amount of parmesan cheese.

Veggie Pita Pizza

Healthy pizza is possible. Again, take care of how much you consume. Take care with the oil. You should only use extra virgin olive oil for this.

You’ll need to find: whole-wheat pita bread, extra virgin olive oil, sprouts, butternut squash, ricotta cheese, fresh sage, and whatever vegetables you prefer.

Feel free to mix and match for a different pizza every time!

Do you have any other recipes for fighting cancer?

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