We believe the right nutrition can be a powerful part of your arsenal in your fight against cancer.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or are in remission, nutrition can play a major role in your health and wellbeing. Food is so much more than fuel, it is information for your body and by adding in the right micro and phytonutrients, you are giving your body the best tools possible to help it beat cancer.
Whilst there is no one-size-fits-all ‘perfect’ diet, there are some basic principles that can help most people. Adding in as many different vegetables in a wide range of colours, is a great place to start. Aim to build up your veg intake to 7-10 portions per day and try to include as much variety as possible.
Another brilliant trick, to increase the anti-cancer power of your diet is to use as many herbs and spices as possible. And they don’t all have to be fresh. Dried herbs and spices still contain powerful antioxidants which can help your body fight cancer cells. again, the key is variety. We are only just discovering many of the thousands of phytonutrients in plants and each of them provides slightly different health benefits.
Reducing those things that make your body work harder can also have a big impact. Minimising the sugar in your diet, which has been shown to promote cancer cell growth, is a good start. Also reduce toxins by choosing organic food where possible and drinking filtered water, avoiding plastics and reducing the chemicals you use on your body. All of these ‘environmental’ factors can impact your gene expression and play a role in cancer.
Here at We Get It, we provide workshops, talks, information and recipes to help you maximise the benefits of your diet.