Vegetables and Fruits as Alternative Cancer Treatment

According to many studies, regular intake of non-GMO vegetable juice (red beets, carrots, celery,kale, turnips, watercress…), along with various herbal teas, can do miracle in eliminating or preventing many types of cancer. In addition, fresh fruit juice can also be taken daily either alone or in combination with the vegetables. Citrus juice, such as lemon, show tremendous results in preventing and fight cancer development.

More and more scientific research is confirming the relationship between diet and cancer. Studies have shown a plant based diet (mostly fruit and vegetables) is important in reducing not only cancerrisk but also metabolic syndrome: abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, high blood sugar level, and belly fat or central obesity (excess body fat around the waist); which in turn increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Some foods have tremendous preventive effects.Researchers have suggested that some foods such as moringa, chaga mushroom, green tea, turmeric contain anti-cancer compounds.

There are now worldwide scientific studies that confirm a healthy lifestyle, particularly a more balanced diet deprived of refined sugar, may contribute to the prevention or eradicating of various types of cancers. The problem is the fact refined sugar is found in many foods, BOOST ®, Ensure ®… recommended to cancer patients by their own doctors. In addition, a variety of foods sold on the market contain carcinogens which the common folks do not know about.

Another problem is the fact the importance of nutrition during cancer treatment remains too oftenneglected by both patients and their health care provider. There is no effective therapy without healthy nutrition. The explanation is simple: consuming healthy Food is not a full treatment against cancer and therefore cannot be prescribed to patients as a healing mean. However, this is not quitecorrect to neglect it.  It is now known  a healthy plant based diet associated with a healthy lifestyle can do better than most drugs in preventing or reversing not only certain types of cancer but also many other medical conditions.  Even when nutrition cannot be considered as a treatment, it is clear that a healthy diet supports cancer treatment, making the medications work better.

While in no case nutrition can be considered as an alternative cancer treatment, research hashighlighted, with varying degrees of certainty, the role of some individual foods or behaviors (dietary diversity, physical activity) in the development of certain cancers. For instance, it is found that moringa has a complete protein (thus good for vegan) and rich in anti-cancer properties. Hemp seed is also a good vegetable protein source. However, no single food alone can oppose the developmentof malignant tumor. In addition, the development of cancer involves a large number of factors some of which are independent of the power of nutrition; smoking cigarette for instance.

To reduce the risk of cancer, many international health organizations recommend a balanced andvaried diet, caloric intake and energy expenditure suited to regular physical activity. According to many international reports, at least a third of cancers could be prevented by following these rules.

Fruits and vegetables must not be neglected by anyone, cancer patient or not, who wants to become or remain healthy. Regular consumption of vegetables and fruit reduces the risk of cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, lungs and many others.  Their protective effect would be associated with their content of various nutrients and components such as fibers, capable of actingon potentially protective mechanisms against cancer. A diet high in fiber seems associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. In developed countries like USA and France, more than 55% of adultsconsume insufficient fruit and vegetables (less than 5 servings per day) and 35% are smallconsumers (less than 3.5 servings per day).

Non-GMO vegetables and fruitsare recommended. Although they tend to be more expensive, in organic form, the vegetables and fruits offer more health benefits. Regardless a cancer patient chooses to undergo the conventional treatment or decides to embrace an alternative cancer treatment he will certainly benefits from fresh non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

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