It is no doubt that it is important what we choose to and not to eat. This choice is especially important those with cancer as well as for the prevention of it as it has become quite typical 21st-century illness.
How high really is the influence if the lifestyle and eating choices? It is estimated that it is possible to prevent 30-40% of cancer only by lifestyle and diet. To higher cancer risk can contribute concentrated sugars, refined flour products, low fiber intake, consumption of red meat, imbalance of omega 3 and omega six fats and others. As some of the solutions might involve flax seeds, fruits and vegetables. Especially beneficial are allium and cruciferous vegetables that are broccoli sprouts that are full of sulforaphane.As further protective elements are “selenium, folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, chlorophyll, and antioxidants such as the carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin)”.
As further protective elements are “selenium, folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, chlorophyll, and antioxidants such as the carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin)”.1 Also, digestive enzymes and probiotics have proofs to have anti-cancer dietary solutions. With this special diet, an estimation shows that it is possible to limit breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers at least by 60-70% as well as lung cancer by 40-50% as well as a positive influence on other cancers.
The main estimations of nutritional support in dealing with cancer carried out the American Institute for Cancer Research and Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Funt.1 Their findings state that appropriate diets, physical activity as well as overall maintenance of body weight can prevent and decrease cancer risk by 30-40% which is a big percentage. The main diet base is not to overeat meaning to control calorie and overall food consumption. Experiments of calorie restriction have been mainly carried out on mice. One should avoid refined sugar as one of the products that are high in the energy, and it can contribute to numerous health problems. The similar negative effect also has refined wheat flour products that don’t have much B and E vitamins, minerals and other meaningful sources.
An additional dietary solution should be the daily use of different vegetables (4 and more servings, preferably). It might include even vegetable juice if you don’t feel like eating a simple fruit or vegetable as well addition to different healthy dishes.
The food should be high in fiber and with different essential fatty acids. Folic acid is in dark green vegetables. Omega 3 and omega six fats should be in balance. Also, antioxidants and phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be forgotten. It might include α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, vitamin C and vitamin E as well as various others. Don’t also forget that the Sun is a good source for a necessary D vitamin. Also, oral enzyme, probiotic, and other supplementation can be beneficial.
Dietary choices can help to decrease a cancer risk and recover from it much efficiently. Contact professionals to make the best choices for a healthier and safer living.
 Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet. Accessed from: http://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-3-19