Check Out These 8 Great Foods For Cancer Patients
While no single food can guarantee to keep you cancer-free, research has clearly shown that cancer prevention and diet go hand in hand.
Cutting back on saturated and trans fats and sugar while sticking to a healthy diet comprised of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and omega-3s is definitely a solid defense strategy.
However, certain foods that fall into these categories are nutritional standouts that fight cancer risk better than the rest.
Below we reveal what they are, plus, tasty ideas for adding them to your plate every day.
Eggs are a good source of B vitamins, plus contain 7 grams of protein each, the same amount in a serving ounce of beef, poultry, fish and cheese.
Aside that, new studies are indicating that eggs’ selenium value may help reduce the side effects from chemotherapy.
Study has shown that women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer who were given selenium supplements were found to have high antioxidant activity in their blood and higher white blood cell counts (which helps fight infections).
These women given selenium treatment also had less nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, intestinal gas, mouth sores, hair loss, weakness, malaise and loss of appetite.
Egg yolks are also rich in vitamins D and E. In some studies, it was found that vitamin E, an antioxidant, may help to protect the body from the harsh toxins of cancer drugs.
Toxins from chemotherapy decrease the body’s ability to fight infection. Vitamin E may also help mitigate peripheral neuropathy, a condition that causes numbness in the hands and feet and commonly occurs during chemo treatment.
Low Sugar, Whole Grain Cereals
While a sugary cereal can work against your health, filling your breakfast bowl with a fiber- and folic acid-rich variety can have the opposite effect.
Research suggests that for every 10 grams of fibre consumed daily, a woman’s breast cancer risk decreases by 7 percent, while consuming the recommended daily allowance of folate can ward off DNA mutations and cut male smoker’s pancreatic cancer risk in half.
Berries—such as cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries—contain powerful tumor-blocking compounds (like phenolic acids, glycosides and anthocyanins) and antioxidants (like ellagic acid) that can slow the reproduction of cancer cells and stop free radicals from damaging cells.
Consuming the fruit is especially effective at warding off colon, prostate and esophageal cancers, studies have found.
Love oranges, lemons and grapefruits? Great! Keep eating them—just don’t throw out the peels. Why? They contain a powerful compound that boosts the body’s production of detoxifying enzymes.
In fact, consuming zest regularly can help reduce the risk of squamous-cell skin cancer by 30 percent and shrink existing tumors,
Replacing saturated and trans fats with healthier unsaturated fats is a key recommendation for all individuals, but the type of fats consumed may play an even greater role in the health of those with type 2 diabetes and cancers.
That’s because diabetes is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke which can be attributed to cancer as well.
Controlling weight, being active, and monitoring glucose levels through diet can help, but it’s important that heart-healthy fats and oils are the primary fats contributors to the diet.
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil is associated not only with a decreased risk of diabetes, but some research suggests it may also improve glucose usage by cells thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects.
Make olive oil your daily “go-to” when cooking and using oils in salad dressing, and also look for ways to incorporate nuts, seeds, avocado, and cold-water fish each week.
Higher Intakes of leafy greens and non-starchy, green vegetables in type 2 diabetics ages 65 and older was associated with decreased levels of HgbA1c and significant reductions in cardiovascular risk factors.
It’s still being studied as to whether these effects are due to the nutrient-density of vegetables – specifically vitamins A, C, and E, and magnesium whose intakes have been associated with a better glycemic control.
Best results were seen when at least 200g of vegetables were consumed each day (about 3 to 3 ½ cups), with at least 70g from green veggies (about ¾ to 1 cup).
They may be small, but they pack a huge disease-fighting punch. Walnuts contain a vitamin called gamma tocopherol that stops the activation of Akt—an enzyme that is essential for cancer cell survival—without harming healthy cells.
The nut also contains cholesterol-like molecules called phytosterols that slow the growth of breast cancer cells by blocking estrogen receptors.
Additional pools of academic wisdom say walnuts can help ward off prostate, lung and colorectal cancers, so you should definitely find a way to work the mighty nuts into your diet.
You likely already knew that the omega-3s and vitamin D in mackerel, herring and wild salmon were good for your heart, but did you know they could also help ward off the big “C”?
One Harvard study of nearly 48,000 men found that those who consume these types of fatty fish more than three times a week are 40 percent less likely to develop advanced prostate cancer than those who consume the stuff just twice a month.
The study authors credit the fish’s high omega-3s and vitamin D content for their protective properties.
Ladies, fear not, we didn’t forget about you! Increased vitamin D intake was found to reduce breast cancer risk in women by up to 50 percent according to similar study on women.
The nutrient may also boost survival rates among lung cancer patients and can protect against colorectal cancer, say researchers.
Samuel Okwaraji, how he came, saw and Conquered
Posthumously, today is the 55th birthday of legendary Nigeria footballer, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji. The football legend was born 19th of May 1964.
What comes to the mind of many Nigerians who knew or those that have heard about Okwaraji is that of a player who slumped and eventually died on the field of play, during a football match.
Okwaraji dawned the shirt of several European football clubs; AS Roma (1984-1985), NK Dinamo Zagreb (1985-1986), Austria Klagenfurt (1986-1987), VfB Stuttgart (1987-1989) and SSV Ulm 1846 (loan) (1987-1988)
His International career stared during the 1988 African Nation’s Cup, where he went on to score the fastest goal in the history of the African Nation’s competition. He featured in the final of the competition, though was not able to help the Green Eagles claim the trophy.
The Orlu born star slumped 77 minutes on of the 1990 World Cup qualifier encounter with Angola in Lagos. Autopsy revealed that the 25-year-old had an enlarged heart and high blood pressure.
United States Tech Giant, Google, marked Okwaraji’s posthumous birthday with a Google Doodle.
What a great way to celebrate the Legendary footballer.
See Video of how he slumped
Naija News today headlines top stories on Monday 13, may 2019
Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Monday, 13th May 2019
1. Buhari’s is Concerned about the Poor
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is interested in the well-being of the masses and interested in how to make his life better for them. According to Nigeria News the Vice President said thison Saturday, May 11, during his one-day working visit to Bauchi state, where some new projects were commissioned.
2. APC Chieftain says Tinubu Will Succeed Buhari, Nobody Can Stop It.
Oludare Falade, A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that former governor of Lagos State, Amhed Bola Tinubu, will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, noting that “nobody can stop” the APC from achieving this aim.
Nigeria News understands that Falade said Tinubu would receive people’s support across the country.
3. Oshiomhole Kicked Me Out With DSS – Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, sent him DSS detail to insult him. Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, Okorocha said he had gone to interact with his party Chairman about issues relating to happenings in the party when he (Oshiomhole) sent his DSS personnel to push him out of his office.
4. Heavily Armed Security Agents ‘Deployed’ To Emir Sanusi’s Palace
Following events that has been happening in Kano State in the last couple of days, Nigeria News understands that heavily armed officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), have been deployed to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and the residents of some senior council members of the Kano Emirate in Kano state, northern Nigeria. A report monitored on Daily Trust by Nigeria News, diaclosed that about 10 police Hilux Vans with security personnel were stationed at the emir’s palace at Kofar Kudu on Saturday, May 11, while another 10 patrol vehicles were deployed to the personal residence of the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano along Iyaka road.
5. National Assembly Sends 2019 Budget To Buhari
The National Assembly has forwarded the 2019 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
Naija News understands that both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the national budget on April 30, 2019.
6. IPOB Vows To Lockdown S/East During Sit-At-Home Day
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has maintained that this year sit-at-home order to honour the blood of slain Biafrans will hold. Emma Powerful, media and publicity secretary for IPOB, in a statement to reporters revealed that the group is committed to this course despite attempts by some persons and groups to compromise the directive, there will be total lockdown of Biafra land on May 30.
7. Saraki Furious After EFCC Seizes His Ikoyi Properties
Nigeria News understands that Senate President Bukola Saraki has kicked against the action of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the seizure of some of his houses located in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. This is coming after the EFCC launched a probe against the Senate president over allegations of money laundering.
8. Confusion In APC Over President Buhari’s New Cabinet
There is disquiet in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the list of nominees for ministerial posts by President Muhammadu Buhari. Party chieftains are reportedly finding it difficult to understand the President’s body language on the matter.
9. Armed Personnel Deployed To Borno Worship Centers
It is reported that about 500 armed personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been deployed to various worship centres in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state. Nigeria News understands that the action is to strengthen and reinforce the security and safety of lives and properties throughout the Ramadan period.
10. Manchester City Retains the English Premier League Trophy
English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City on Sunday retained their title after thrashing Brighton 4-1 at the Amex stadium. Despite Liverpool (Manchester City’s title rival) also winning their match, City now becomes the first team to retain the title back-to-back since Manchester United a decade ago.
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