Having a well-balanced pH level is important for just about everyone, especially for people that are battling cancer.
According to Raw Food Health, it is somewhat challenging for the body to maintain a somewhat alkaline pH of 7.35. However, poor dieting can throw off this balance, causing the acidic level to increase, hence creating an environment for diseases to thrive.
A poor diet would include excessive sweets, processed foods, fast foods and microwave meals among other things. If you are battling cancer, it’s important to avoid these foods as much as possible, seeing that cancerous cells require an acidic environment to survive.
We went on to highlight some of the crucial points and changes that can be introduced to your diet and they are as follows:
Foods like those mentioned above tend to boost overall acidity in the body, and this can be quite dangerous as relates to the subject of cancer. Foods that are alkaline in nature help to maintain the balance and soothe the walls of the digestive tract.
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Ensure that you also consume organic poultry, clean fish and at least 2 – 4 ounces of grass-fed meats.
In terms of vegetables, go for those that are dark green and leafy. Beans, peas and lentils are also a great addition to any diet. Try to consume as little rice as you possibly can.
Avoid glutinous grains such as wheat, pasta, cookies, crackers, certain cereals and muffins. Gluten in general is harmful and it can cause inflammation.
You can substitute those glutinous grains for non-glutinous ones such as buckwheat, millet, amaranth and quinoa. Also, bear in mind that some of the foods that are prepared under so-called gluten free conditions are usually comprised of processed oils and unhealthy sugars.
Avoid cow-derived dairy products. According to Professor T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Cornell University, the casein protein they contain helps to promote the development of cancer cells.
Cancerous cells tend to consume more glucose compared to the healthy ones. Just another reason why cancer patients should avoid sugar as much as possible. Additionally, these sugars use up the magnesium reserves of the body, hence promoting the growth of cancer cells. You can try substitutes such as pineapples figs, unsweetened applesauce and dried apricots.