Updated: Nov 1, 2020
There is abundant of information about diet for cancer patients online but I've consolidated an easy reference list for me to refer to whenever I need to cook for some of my clients and friends who are suffering from cancer. Being a survivor myself, I understand the importance about consuming appropriate healthy dietary during the period of treatment, remission and recovery.
Big YESes to...
Colourful vegetables especially dark green and deep yellow vegetables
Wholegrain like brown rice and pasta/wholemeal bread
Lean meat like chicken
Plant based milk like almond and oat
Garlic, onions and ginger
Herbs like thyme, rosemary and oregano
Spices that contain high antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties like turmeric, black pepper and sumac
Food that are not great for cancer
Processed and tinned food
Commercial frozen food
Commercial bottled sauces and pastes that contain artificial flavourings
Refined food like white rice/pasta
Salads (due to cross contamination)
High salt and sugar
If you have occasional cravings, be lenient, don't beat yourself up for slipping once or twice. It is not just all about adhering to strict discipline physically but it's also prudent to be gentle in the management of mental and emotional wellbeing.
Hope this helps and if you are a cancer sufferer, I will be praying for your healing, peace and strength during this difficult battle. Sending lots of love to you Rach and others xxx