Superfoods are the nutrients that are required to be consumed by the cancer patient. These food items will keep the patient healthy as well as fit during their cancer treatment. But it doesn't mean that a single item or a single food will be able to protect anyone from this deadly disease. In many studies, the researchers have found that some of the food items are very effective to fight back against cancer.
In this food genre, the variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, plant foods, soy products, and other dairy products have given good responses. After the laboratory test, it was found that these variants of food items have individual minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals that are anti-cancer substances. Some of these foods are like Apple, Asparagus, Blueberries, Broccoli and Cruciferous vegetables, Brussel sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherry, Coffee, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Garlic, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kale, Oranges, Pulses, Raspberries, Soy, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Tea, Tomatoes, Walnuts, Whole grains, Yoghurt, etc. Before consuming such food they need to consult with their doctors and nutritionist for a better diet chart.
This healthy nutritious food will help them to renew tissues which will help their defense mechanisms to fight against immunity and prevent breaking tissues. Under this treatment, the patient needs to maintain their body hydration very well. As they go through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, immunotherapy, and other hustle and struggle. They might feel exhausted, and low energy and may lose weight as well. They need a good amount of calories and protein for a good nutrition supply. As their food has high protein and calories they can easily divide their meals into different portions. They can have a good amount of heavy breakfast. They can also divide either into three to four parts. They can consume that after every 2 hours. In between that if they feel very hungry they can have a big portion of a heavy meal as well. If their doctors and nutritionist suggest they consume proteins. They can easily avail some high-protein beverages which will provide protein and hydration at the same time. Always need to consume homemade foods, nutrition bars, and fruit puddings.
The more they will consume their healthy food they will be adding antioxidants to their food platter. The common type of antioxidants in their food platter will be Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lycopene which are commonly present in many fruits and vegetables. The pile of this platter will keep their risk of cancer at a lower margin, will protect their healthy cells: Phytochemicals also play a vital role over there to protect them from harmful components that are present in the environment and raw vegetables and other food items which is the root cause of cancer formation and progression. The more colorful and lean meat platter served will fight back more against the deadliest 'C'.
Last but not the least this can be comprehended from the above that many physicians and radiologists suggest that ingestion of superfoods and exercise with a healthy lifestyle is a true sense of protecting oneself from cancer formation and will give immense strength to fight back. But one should always take the advice of a doctor or a nutritionist before consumption of superfood as it contains much protein or low sugar which may not be prescribed in some ailments like chronic kidney cases. The reason behind this ingestion of superfoods is that the weight loss that happens during this whole treatment is the biggest risk factor for cancer. Some extra kilos during this situation is a positive sign for both the patients and physicians as well. So superfood may help in good nutrition but singly cannot prevent or cannot recoup cancer.