Foods That Fight Kidney Cancer
Some studies suggest that several different strains of cancer can be avoided by consuming the right types of foods and drinks. In honor of Kidney Cancer Awareness month, I’ve decided to make a guide identifying foods that are rich in nutrients that can help prevent cancer. These dietary restrictions in combination with other holistic cancer treatments can be a powerful way to affect cancer without the use of chemotherapy or other traditional cancer treatments.
Organic Plant Foods: All plant foods contain nutrients that aid healing. Leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.), sea vegetables, fruits, garlic, ginger, and turmeric have the potential to protect against and fight off the proliferation of cancer. These foods are also known to strengthen and cleanse the body.
Quinoa, Lentils, and Almonds: Eliminate all animal protein if possible. Replace meat with other sources of protein, such as quinoa or lentils. If you don’t want to completely cut out meat, you should restrict yourself to small amounts of organic, pasture-fed beef or poultry and wild-caught fish.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a source of a potent antioxidant carotenoid called lycopene. This superfood is also a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, each of which help fight against cancer-friendly free radicals. Making homemade organic tomato sauce can be a delicious way to incorporate this valuable food into your diet.
Nuts: Nuts contain phytochemicals that are known to fight several different types of cancer. Additionally, nuts are rich in copper. Many studies have found a connection between copper deficiency and increased risk of cancer. Nuts are a healthy, on-the-go snack that can effectively hold you over until your next meal.
Green Tea: Green tea is filled with beneficial antioxidants, including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants are known to inhibit the development of new blood cells that nourish cancer tumors, which can speed up the death of these tumors. Green tea is a good alternative to your morning coffee because it not only gives you that much-needed caffeine boost, but it’s packed with beneficial, cancer-fighting nutrients.
Broccoli Sprout: Broccoli is a concentrated source of sulforaphane, which has been known to block the growth and progression of cancer tumors. Steamed or roasted broccoli can be a tasty addition to any meal. However, broccoli is even healthier when added to a salad and eaten raw.
Citrus Fruits: The flavonoids and vitamin C in citrus fruits have cancer fighting properties. Citrus fruits seem to block cancer cells from invading your body’s healthy tissues. Adding lemon to your water can be an easy way to sneak more citrus into your diet.
Red Grapes: Grapes are rich in resveratrol, a powerful anti-cancer agent that fights chronic inflammation. Try freezing grapes for a healthier alternative to your favorite frozen desserts.
Apples: Apples’ unique combination of phytochemicals makes them an excellent source of anti-cancer nutrients. The apple peel is especially rich in antioxidants. Like they always say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
According to the physicians of the EuroMed Foundation, a well-established alternative cancer treatment center in Arizona, cancer treatment plans should be highly individualized to each patient’s needs. Talk to your doctor about incorporating dietary changes into your treatment. Cutting out processed foods and replacing them with organic, nutrient-rich ones can boost your cancer therapies and provide many other benefits.