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Anti Cancer Foods 

There is no effective cancer treatment without a healthy diet; there is no healthy diet without fruits and vegetables. Eating lot of cruciferous vegetables is shown to be the most important step one can take in the prevention and fight against cancer. Numerous studies have shown that high consumption of fruits and vegetables (separately) is good in both treatment and prevention of cancer. Unlike conventional cancer treatment, fruits and vegetables play a role in reducing all types of cancer including cancers of the lung, mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, breast, colon and rectum. In fact, they even help to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and increase its curative effects.

During your chemotherapy or any cancer treatment you are undergoing, do not neglect to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Although most fruits and vegetables are excellent source of health, there are some that are shown to have more curative and preventive effects against cancer. Refer to this table below; it classifies them in descending order:  

Fruits 

Cruciferous Vegetables 

 

All Others  

  • wild blueberry 
  • cranberry  
  • blackberry 
  • raspberry 
  • strawberry 
  • cherry  
  • apple  
  • pear  
  • plum(or gage)
  • orange  
  • red grapes 
  • grapefruit (some chemotherapy drugs are not recommended to be taken with grapefruit; talk to your doctor for more info) 
  • mango 
  • peach  
  • apricot 
  • tangerine  
  • pineapple  
  • banana 
  • nectarine  
  • kiwi  
  • cantaloupe  
  • honeydew 
  • watermelon 

 

  • horseradish
  • land cress 
  • ethiopian mustard 
  • kale 
  • collard greens 
  • chinese broccoli (also known as Gai Lan, or Chinese  kale)  
  • cabbage 
  • brussels sprout 
  • kohlrabi 
  • broccoli 
  • broccoflower 
  • broccoli romanesco 
  • cauliflower 
  • wild broccoli 
  • bok choy 
  • komatsuna 
  • mizuna 
  • flowering cabbage 
  • chinese cabbage 
  • mustard seeds  
  • garden cress 
  • watercress 
  • radish 

 

 

  • yogourt  
  • tofu  
  • soya (products of) 
  • garlic
  • onions  
  • leeks  
  • shallot  
  • chives  
  • tomato  
  • oats  
  • cocoa  
  • ginger  
  • turmeric 
  • pepper  
  • whole grains (bulgur, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, barley, buckwheat or millet)