Everyday Living

Food to eat if you have cancer

Having a healthy diet is essentially important especially for a cancer patient. It can be a game changer if you eat a healthy diet and avoid unhealthy foods which have sugary substances. It is always advisable to cancer patients to observe their diet especially during Chemo therapy.

Below are some of the foods that Cancer patients should eat:-

Yogurt-Plain yogurt is good for your overall health. Avoid flavored yogurt which have a lot of sugar which might not be so good for your health. Plain yogurt is easy to eat and promotes healthy digestion.

Yogurt, Fruit, Vanilla, Strawberries

Carbohydrates-Rice, noodles, wholegrain bread, oat meals, maize, potatoes, beans, dairy products are all rich in carbohydrates which are essentially good for the body.

Kimchi Fried Rice, Fried Rice, Rice

Fruits-Oranges are rich in vitamin C which is essentially good as it nourishes the body. Bananas, Mangoes, pears and strawberries are also good for vitamins and nutrients.

Orange, Fruit, Vitamins, Healthy Eating

Vegetables-Green vegetables, Carr​ots, peas, pumpkin and turnips are essentially rich in vitamins which is very healthy for our bodies. They can reduce the risks of getting cancer as well as the risk of a relapse if you had previously been cured of cancer.Bitter gourd is essentially good for lowering blood sugar levels, green vegetables for calcium and iron.

Nature, Harvest, Autumn, Agriculture

The following are some of the foods to avoid:-

  • Excessive intake of salt and sug​ar.
  • Fatty, greasy, or fried foodsFoods with fatty acids such as fried meat, fried chips, fried fish should be really avoided as these may cause unnecessary complications to cancer patients. Red meat and processed meats such as smokies, bacon, ham, sausages etc.

Bacon, Bread, Breakfast, Broiled, Brown

  • High fiber foodsPatients should shy away from foods with high-fiber as it is not good for their health. Some of these foods with high fiber include raw fruits and vegetables etc.
  • Hot and spicy foodsCancer patients should really avoid food with hot peppers and spices.

Fruit, Pepper, Vegetable, Vegetables


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