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Life Supporting Diet Chart for Cancer Patients

Cancer is an abnormal and uncontrolled division of the cells which result in malignant growths or tumors. Cancer cells divides very rapidly and disturbed the functions of the normal cells hence affects all the systems of our body. In this condition a balanced and nutritious diet is very important. Try to take lots of high- calorie, high -protein, and antioxidants rich diet.

Cancer diet chart

DIET CHART TO SUPPORT LIFE

EARLY-MORNING

Warm water

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli / Veg Idli / Missi Roti / Oats / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal /Skimmed Milk + Egg white

MID-MORNING

Fruits / Fruit juice / Herbal tea / Coconut water

LUNCH

Chapatti + Rice + Salad + Vegetable + Dal

EVENING TIME

Roasted chane / Rice flakes / Homemade soup / Herbal tea / Roasted pumpkin seeds

DINNER

Chapatti + Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Buckwheat, Brown rice, Millets, Wheat, Sorghum

Cereals to be avoided

Whole refined flour, white rice and refined grains.

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Cherries, Melons, Dates, Apples, Kiwi, Papaya, Peaches, Figs, Blueberries, Watermelons, Banana, Avocado, Jamun, Guava

Fruits to be avoided

Prunes, Sour plums, Canned fruits and juices .

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Asparagus, Onions, Parsley, Broccoli, Spinach, Ash gourd, Ridge gourd, Carrot, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Okra, Peas, Round gourd, Pumpkin, Lettuce, Celery, Zucchini, Sweet potatoes .

Vegetables to be avoided

Canned vegetables

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

Green gram, Red lentils and Split chick peas.

Pulses to be avoided

Black gram, Horse gram.

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Milk (occasionally)

Dairy Products to be avoided

High fat milk, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Cheese, Custard, Butter

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Thyme, Cinnamon.

Spices to be avoided

Red chillies

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Green tea, Herbal tea, Soups, Amla juice, Red Juices, Green Juices, Fruit juices

Drinks to be avoided

Alcohol, Soft drinks, Packed juices.

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Chicken soup, Grilled fish (Salmon or Rohu) occasionally, Egg white.

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Pork, Mutton, Red meat

DRY FRUITS AND SEEDS

Dry Fruits and seeds to be consumed

Almonds, Walnut, Flex seeds.

Dry Fruits and seeds to be avoided

Peanut, Cashews, Pistachios.

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Olive oil, Flax seed oil, Sesame oil, Cow's Ghee

Oils to be avoided

Refined oil, Sunflower oil

Life Supporting Diet

This diet, if strictly followed can work wonders for a cancer patient. It is a balanced diet that is enough to fuel the human body for proper functioning. There are different foods under all the three categories. If you eat the foods in PLATE A, you won't need the other plates. Even if you do, your tendency to eat the foods in PLATE B will go down by 75%. PLATE C has a list of foods which are not good for cancer.

PLATE A (THE RESCUER) - 100% FOLLOW

LEAVES & GRASS

Radish leaves, Mint leaves, Coriander leaves, Spinach leaves, Rocket leaves, Lettuce, Kale, Lemon grass, Wheat grass and Spirulina.

STEAMED VEGETABLES

Potatoes, Cabbage, Bottle gourd, Pumpkin, Round Gourd, Bitter Melon, Peas, Beans, Broccoli and Cauliflower.

JUICES

Green Juice

  • Coriander (Dhaniya) leaves - few
  • Mint (Pudina) leaves - 4-5
  • Spinach (Palak) leaves - 2
  • Basil (Tulsi) leaves - 2
  • Wheat grass (Gehun Ke Jware)
  • Cap. Spirulina / Moringa / Green essentials - 1, each - can be added for better results.

20 ml or 2 teaspoon, twice daily can be taken.

Red Juice

  • Carrot
  • Beetroot
  • Amla
  • Apple
  • Pomegranate
  • For taste, black grapes can be added.

200 ml, two to three times can be taken.

HERBAL TEAS

  • Boil 1 teaspoon each of Saunf (Fennel), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Ajwain (Carom seeds) in 4 cups of water till it's reduced to 2 cups. This herbal concoction can be taken twice a day.
  • Green tea can be consumed, too.

NUTS

(TO BE SOAKED OVERNIGHT OR AT LEAST FOR 8 HOURS)

5 to 7 almonds, 2 walnuts and 2 figs.

FRUITS

Apples, Jamun, Pears, Papaya, Melons and Pomegranate.

SALADS

Carrots, Cucumber, Radish and Beetroot.

BEVERAGES

Water, Coconut water and Pumpkin juice.

SPROUTS

Green lentils, Bengal grams, Bean sprouts, Chick peas and Fenugreek.

PLATE B (THE OXYMORONIC) - 50% FOLLOW

  • A bowl of boiled rice preferably brown rice.
  • 1 chapatti (missi roti, raw fenugreek leaves can also be mixed in the dough).
  • Milk is a boon for some and bane for others. Vata and Pitta prakriti people with fast metabolism can consume milk without any ill effects, but in cases of cancers usually milk & milk products are not recommended, so do not consume milk & milk products whereas people with kaphaj prakriti and low metabolism should avoid milk and milk products totally as it causes obstruction in the channels.
  • In case of Autoimmune disorders, milk and milk products should be strictly avoided but if the patients wants to, he can consume Red or white wine as it helps in dissolving toxins and promotes a faster metabolic rate.
  • Citrus fruits, can be given to some cancer patients especially with kapha blockage and tumors. Not recommended in vata and pitta cancers.

PLATE C (THE DAMAGER) - STRICTLY AVOID

Milk & milk products, Packaged foods, Refined sugars, Processed foods, Biscuits, Confectionary items, Oats, Corn flakes, Aerated drinks, Dry nuts like cashew nuts and pistachio, French fries, Non veg and Other junk foods.

Note: Foods made in factory must be avoided. Forest grown and earth (field) grown foods should be taken.

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