Anti-cancer advice for a young, newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patient from nutritional expert and author Elaine Magee:
In general for preventing cancer through diet, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research you want to:
Choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat.
I considered some of the research on specific cancers and food components when I was writing my book, FOOD SYNERGY (Rodale, 2008), and these are just a few tips on some of the synergistic food/partnerships “suggested” in some of the research (it’s preliminary so discuss any diet changes with your oncologist):
* To benefit from the most cancer-fighting substances in produce, like carotenoids, isothiocyanates, limonene, vitamin C, and folic acid, just think of the three Cs
COLOR (the deeper the better)
CRUCIFEROUS vegetables (cabbage family of broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, etc.
CITRUS fruits and juice (oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, etc)
* The vegetables thought to have the highest anticancer effects:
* Other fruits and vegetables with a possible anticancer effect:
sweet bell peppers
* Herbs with possible anticancer effects:
Hope this helps!
Elaine Magee- WebMD
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