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Diet To Prevent Cervical Cancer

The doctor believes only about 15% of cancer is hereditary—that leaves 85% that is environmental. And one of the biggest environmental aspects we have control of is our diet.

Eating a plant-based diet — one that is made up primarily of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains is the best to keep cancer at bay.

According to the American Cancer Society, you can lower your cancer risk by eating at least five daily servings of fruits and veggies. Plants are loaded with minerals and antioxidants, so they may help your body fight off an HPV infection, and slow or stop the process that turns normal cervical cells into cancerous ones. Iron, Beta-carotene, seleniumvitamin Ccalciumpotassiumvitamin ‘E’, zinc can be obtained from apple, spinach, green pepper, parsley, garlic, turnip, kale, orange, broccoli, carrot, collard greens and all the said nutrients are preventive and curative of cancer. They arrest further spread of cancerous growth.  Incorporate pomegranate seeds, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, walnuts, pecans, cranberries, and grapes (red, black, purple) into your diet. Use them to top off a bowl of yogurt or cereal.

Nutrients, such as zincironvitamin B-6, vegetables that supplement fibre, selenium are all essential ingredients to provide immunity and also help in restoration thereof, protect liver from toxins and malfunctioning, promote free movement of bowels and also promotion elimination process of body, to keep it free from toxins and rubbish foreign bodies. Food regulation should serve to eliminate toxins, retard further progress of disease and finally cure.

Some research shows that eating a vitamin E–rich diet reduces the risk of  cancer, but, as with other antioxidants, vitamin E supplements have largely struck out. Add vitamin E–rich foods like peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, almond butter, and sunflower seeds to your diet; they’ll help keep your cells’ defenses strong. Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter on a slice of whole grain toast for a filling snack packed with cancer-fighting vitamin E.

Lower red blood cell levels of folate have been associated with a 5-fold greater risk for HPV-related cervical dysplasia. However, researchers do not yet know how folate might affect cancer risk. It is possible that folate helps the body stop HPV infection from coming back repeatedly, which decreases the risk of developing cancer. Foods rich in folate include: avocados, chickpeas, Fortified cereals and breads, lentils, orange juice, romaine lettuce, strawberries.

Low GI foods should form the basis of all anti-cancer diets. Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of the ability of carbohydrate-rich foods to raise blood sugar (glucose). Foods that are slowly digested — such as most non-starchy vegetables, legumes and fruit — encourage stable blood glucose levels and have a low Glycemic Index rating.

Go moderate on proteins. Diets that are extremely rich in protein keep the pancreatic emzymes busy digesting protein, which means that little time is left for these enzymes to fight cervical cancer. Experts suggest that the body needs a protein-free period of approximately 12 hours a day in order to combat cancer efficiently.

Reduce total fat (especially From animal fat) intake to approximately 20%. Rich in arachidonic acid, animal fat has been associated with an increased risk of cancer. Arachidonic acid has been shown to enhance cancer growth and to facilitate its spread, and some studies suggest that arachidonic acid may also destroy immune cells involved in the protection against cervical cancer.

Researchers at the Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICPO) near New Delhi in India discovered that curcumin found in turmeric can also help fight cervical cancer by protecting the body from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the main cause of uterine and cervical cancer. Curcumin appears to arrest the development of cervical cancer by inactivating the HPV that lurks inside cervical cancer cells.

What you eat and drink is what builds up your body! so, lower your intake of sugar, alcohol, meat and caffeine and drink plenty of water.

All types of tea — green, black, white, oolong — seem to have value as cancer preventive agents, so regularly drink tea and enjoy a variety of flavors to reap all the benefits!

A Sample Diet:

Breakfast: orange juice, cantaloupe, yogurt, and granola

Lunch: open-faced toasted cheese and veggie sandwich with red peppers, carrots, mushrooms, and zucchini

Dinner: tossed romaine salad with grapefruit segments and whole-wheat pasta with spinach, black beans, chicken, and diced tomatoes

Avoid, yeast rich foods; all confectionery stuff, frozen and canned food, crystal (refined) sugar or, for that matter, sugar in any from (even sucrose and fructose). Use sparingly dried meats, poultry, fish, peanuts, milk-products (excepting yoghurt or butter, but that also in limited and moderate quantity only).


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