Food: 7 Important Nigerian Food Good For Cancer Patient

Cancer is a deadly disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Types of cancer include cancer of lungs cancer, blood cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, bone cancer, anal cancer, gallbladder cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, salivary cancer and cervical cancer.
Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical examinations, but in that brief dark moment we hear, we also see people battling with it. It is real and although there is no particular preventive drug or food for it, you can help reduce the risk of being a victim.
Here are few foods that can help you fight cancer:
1. Dark Green Leafy Vegetable (Spinach):

Dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, lettuce, kale, chicory, spinach, chard contains an abundance of fiber, folate and carotenoids that help protect the body against cancer of the mouth, larynx, pancreas, lung, skin and stomach. Spinach (Ewedu) is one of the healthiest foods on earth and it’s also a great cancer-fighter as well. It’s so nutrient dense that you don’t have to eat a lot of it to get all of the benefits you need. You can also easily blend it into a smoothie, add extra water and a lot of phytonutrients, and turning the smoothie green. The more spinach(Ewedu) you eat on a regular basis, the lower your chance of getting cancer across the board. That’s why it’s important not to eat a ton of it one day, and then go a week without it. Focus on consistently eating smaller portions more often.
2. Ofada Rice:

The health benefits of Ofada rice have being proven to be significantly high but proven to be effective in warding off disease and other conditions which can become chronic and in some cases life threatening, because it provides many essential nutrients, including vitamin B, phosphorous, selenium, manganese, potassium, and magnesium. It is also an excellence source of dietary fibre and phytonutrients that provide protective health benefits, including weight maintenance. Phytonutrient lignin contents helps in defending against breast cancer and heart disease. A study on elderly women proved that eating a whole grain foods such as Ofada rice increases the level of Enterolactone, which have been reported to be have micronutrients which can be used to fight cancer and reduce the risk of having breast cancer.
3. Beans:

Beans are so nutritious and good because they really help to battle cancer as well. They hold a few powerful phytochemicals that protects the body’s cells against harm that can prompt cancer. Dry beans and peas are rich in fiber (20% of Daily Value) and a good source of protein. They are also an excellent source of folate and vitamin B. Foods containing folate help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer probably because of folate’s role in healthy cell division and repair of damaged cells. Add a half-cup of legumes that have been soaked a few times a week either from a canned or dry beans and cook to your usual rotation of greens or other veggies. Both white and red beans are practically good and helps in fighting or protecting the body against cancer
4. Ginger&Garlic:
The list of cancers that garlic can help out with is long. Garlic has certain antibacterial properties, and it can help the body ward off cancer in a number of ways, including killing the cancer cells outrightly. It may also help to repair the damaged done to the DNA, and help to stop cancer cells from multiplying and spreading. These are the several reasons why you have to embrace this stinking rose and add it to more of your dishes. It actually gets cancer cells to kill themselves, It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s working to help with cancer in two distinct ways. Ginger is an excellent herbal remedy for nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, and other ailments. But, it can also help in fighting cancer too. Beyond relieving the uncomfortable side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, ginger can also actually help treat cancer through its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory (prevents the growth of precancerous tumors), antioxidant, anti-proliferative, and anti-metastatic activities. Ginger is one of the most potent disease fighting spices in the world and can add some delicious flavor to a meal, so it’s not very hard to start getting more of it.
5. PawPaw &Grapes:

There are many health benefits of eating pawpaw and the best part is that it actually tastes great. It really worth seeking out for because of the numerous benefits. The lycopene it contains is the same you are getting from tomatoes, just in a different and sweeter form. Always have them in moderation, with one a day helps keep cancer away indefinitely. Rather than eating grapes directly it may be better to ingest a grape extract, or drink grape juice. It is the same substance that is in red wine that you’re after, and grapes can serve as a substitute for those that don’t wish to drink wine, It’s the health benefit that you should be after.
6. Tomatoes:

The biggest benefits come from cooked tomatoes, pasta sauce. The heating process increases the amount of lycopene your body is able to absorb. It helps fight endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers This juicy fruit is the best dietary source of lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red hue. Lycopene help to stop endometrial cancer cell growth. Eating tomatoes protect men from prostate cancer, the juicy red orbs can help guard the DNA in the cells from damage that could actually lead to cancer. Tomatoes contain a high concentration of an effective antioxidant called lycopene. Your body may absorb lycopene better from processed tomato foods such as sauce, which means that whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce could be a delicious way to help lower your risk of the deadly disease.
7. Walnut:
Walnuts contain phytosterols, cholesterol-like molecules found in plants that help to block estrogen receptors in the breast cancer cells. Walnuts help fight breast and prostate cancers. Munching on an ounce of walnuts a day may yield the best benefits. Walnuts can be a healthful part of the diet for the prevention not only for breast and other cancers, but also diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the body. Photo Credit: Getty

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