Cancer is one of the most death-dealing diseases spreading drastically in the entire world. According to WHO, it has become the most dangerous killer in the world. Cancer is a group of diseases involving the abnormal cell growth with the potential to spread and invade other parts of the body. Cells grow in an uncontrolled manner and destroy other tissues also. The signs and symptoms of cancer include pain fatigue, fever, skin changes, weight loss, digestive issues, nagging cough and unusual bleeding.
There are many reasons behind the development of the cancer. Some of the most common reasons are: Obesity, Excessive alcohol intake, extreme exposure to sunlight, X-rays, Gamma rays and Ultraviolet rays, Carcinogens like radiation, arsenic and tobacco, lack of physical activity, cigarette smoking and hereditary conditions.
Diet Plan for Cancer
A healthy diet and Ayurvedic treatment methods are very effective in managing Cancer. A strict diet schedule is mandatory in regenerating the damaged cells and protecting the new cells to get damaged. We made a diet chart for cancer patients to get huge relief just by knowing the foods which are good and which are not for their health. This sample diet plan should give you an idea about the kind of foods you can have
Early morning – Warm water (2 glasses)
Breakfast – Veg Idli/ Veg Seviyan (Vermicelli)/ Veg Upma (Semolina)/ Veg Daliya (Wheat broken porridge)/ Veg Oats/ Missi Roti or Roti with Vegetable + Dal/ Skimmed milk/ 2 egg whites
Mid-morning – Coconut water/ Herbal tea/ Fruit juice/ Fruits/ Salad
Lunch – Chapatti/ brown rice with seasonal vegetable + Dal + Salad
Evening- Herbal tea/ homemade soup/ Rice flakes/ Roasted chana/ Roasted pumpkin seeds
Dinner- Chapatti with Vegetable/ Dal
Before sleep – Nut milk (Almond or coconut milk) with one pinch turmeric mixed in it or Chamomile tea
Foods to consume and avoid
|FOODS TO CONSUME||FOODS TO AVOID|
|✔️ Cereals: Sorghum, Wheat, Millets, Brown rice and Buckwheat||❌ Refined flour, white rice and refined grains|
|✔️ Fruits: Blueberries, Figs, Peaches, Papaya, Kiwi, Apples, Dates, Prunes, Melons, Cherries, Guava, Jamun, Avocado, Banana and Watermelons||❌ Sour plums, Canned and packed fruit juices|
|✔️ Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, Zucchini, Celery, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Round gourd, Peas, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Carrot, Ridge gourd, Ash gourd, Spinach, Broccoli, Parsley, Onions and Asparagus||❌ Canned and frozen vegetables|
|✔️ Pulses: Red lentils, Green gram and Split lentils||❌ Horse gram, Black gram|
|✔️ Dairy Products: Skimmed milk (Occasionally)||❌ Butter, Custard, Cheese, Buttermilk, Yogurt and High fat milk|
|✔️ Spices: Cinnamon, Thyme, Fennel, Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric, Coriander and Cumin||❌ Red chillies|
|✔️ Drinks: Green juices, Red juices, Amla juice, Soups, Herbal tea, wheatgrass juice, Coconut water and Fruit juices||❌ Soft drinks, Alcohol and Packed juices|
|✔️ Flesh foods: Egg whites, Chicken soup, Grilled fish (Salmon or Rohu) occasionally||❌ Red meat, Mutton and Pork|
|✔️ Dry fruits and seeds: Flax seeds, soaked walnut, raisins and almonds in a moderate quantity||❌ Pistachios, cashews and peanuts|
|✔️ Oils: Cow ghee, extra virgin oils like sesame oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil and olive oil||❌ Sunflower oil and refined oil|
Packed and ready made foods should be avoided. Forest grown and earth grown foods should be consumed in sufficient quantities.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Indulge in a physical activity like walking, running, swimming, or any other physical activity according to your capacity.
- Avoid stress and depression inducing conditions.
- Eat a healthy diet and avoid the foods which can potentially harm you.
- Get enough sleep for at least 7-8 hours daily.
These are generalized diet guidelines which may prove to be beneficial for Cancer. Diet may need to be altered according to your medical parameters.
Find a Diet Consultation Online: Get Personalized diet chart for cancer patients
At Life Aveda, we provide personalized diet consultation. In this, a doctor discusses the medical history of patients, do the root analysis on causes. After the deep analysis, doctor suggest a diet chart for cancer patients as per their needs and requirement. To book a Consultation call on us at +91 7743002520 or click on the button to schedule an appointment with our expert doctors.
NOTE – These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in Cancer.