How diet helps in controlling colon cancer

coloncancer People with colon cancer are often advised to make necessary changes in their food pattern during the course of treatment. However, there is no one particular food or a special diet that is capable of controlling colon cancer. It should be kept in mind that excessive intake of any food will do more harm than good.

During the period of cancer treatment, doctors often advise their patients to eat well. This means that the body should be supplied with enough calories so as to prevent weight reduction.  It should be ensured that the patient gets enough protein to maintain immunity strength.

Good nutrition helps in boosting the energy level of the patient. But, side effects of the cancer treatment such as poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores etc will prevent the patients from eating nutritiously.Most people fail to experience any taste for the food stuffs that are placed in their mouth as well.

A toxic colon is sure to overburden your immune system. Lack of dietary fiber in diet is found to be a major cause for colon cancer. Due to the absence of fiber, colon finds it difficult to clear itself thoroughly.

The dietary fiber intake should be enhanced by including more and more whole grains and whole foods (fruits and vegetables) in your diet. It is also advisable to go for food materials that are organically grown.

Juice fasting is found to work wonders in patients who are being treated for colon cancer. It is beneficial for the entire digestive system. The vitamins and minerals present in the fresh fruit juice get easily absorbed into the blood stream and thereby do not exert any pressure on the digestive system.

However, it is always advisable to consult your dietician or doctor before imbibing such drastic changes in your diet. This is all the more important if you happen to be under treatment for colon cancer.

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  1. kenny says:

    A doctor told me that all the fruits with a word BERRY in their names are good for patients of kidney cancer, such as strawberry, waxberry, blueberry, etc. not sure if it’s good for patients of other kinds of cancer.

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