Undergone Breast cancer treatment? Ideal diet plan for you

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Published on July 2, 2015 by HWC

The video talks about what type of diet should be followed by breast cancer patients. Recommended diet will obviously be the one that is healthy for heart.

Which type of diet is preferred?

Diet that is low in fats, carbohydrates, particularly in saturated fats, high in good protein and contains few calories , getting your weight a bit more than ideal body weight combining with exercise. In the case of meat, eating lean meat like fish, chicken and good vegetables. There is no specific dietary regimen that works best for others.

There are various diets that have been reported and few people have got excellent results by following different macrobiotic diets.

National Cancer Institute has given some guidelines for preventing cancer from returning. Few guidelines include:

  • Increase intake of vegetables, fruits and whole grains
  • Decrease fat intake; calorie count should be less than 30 %
  • Cut down curd, pickled and smoked foods
  • Ideal weight
  • Moderate alcohol consumption

Whole foods:

Grains

Wheat, rye, rice, oats, corn, barley, bulgur

Green leafy vegetables

Lettuce, endives, beet greens, swiss chard, romaine, spinach

Cruciferous vegetables

Broccoli, turnip, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, bok choy, cauliflower, watercress, collards, kale, rutabaga, mustard greens

Umbelliferous vegetables

Celery, fennel, carrots, parsley, parsnip

Allium vegetables

Garlic, onion, chives, shallots, leek

Legumes

Soybeans, peas, lima beans, chickpeas, peanut, dried beans (kidney, mung, pinto, black-eyed peas), lentils, carob

Solanaceous vegetables

Nightshade family: eggplant, tomatoes

Cancer-Fighting Phytochemicals by Food Source

Sulforaphane

Broccoli sprouts

Isothiocyanates

Mustard, horseradish, cruciferous vegetables

Phenolic compounds

Garlic, green tea, soybeans, cereal grains, cruciferous, umbelliferous, solanaceous, cucurbitaceous vegetables, licorice root, flax seed

Flavanoids

Most fruits and vegetables (cruciferous, garlic, citrus fruits, caraway seeds, umbelliferous, solanaceous, cucurbitaceous vegetables, sage, camphor, dill, basil, mint)

These foods works best for breast cancer and ensure good outcomes when taken in recommended levels.

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