Mahesh Memorial Trust

Cancer and Diet

Diet is now considered a major weapon against cancer. Recent research indicates that your diet may help to significantly reduce your risk.

Foods that contain cancer-fighting chemicals
Citrus Fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes.
Cruciferous Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, mustard greens and turnips.
Pulses such as Soya beans, dried and canned beans including chick-peas, lentils, kidney, black, and white beans.
Wheat bran
Low-fat milk
Others such as Tomatoes, watermelons and apricots, green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and dark-green lettuces, garlic, onions.
The ideal diet should be low in fat and calories, light in fiber and include a variety of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts to provide a healthy supply of vitamins A, C, D and E.
Other diet suggestions include
Soups containing watercress, carrot soup, radish, leek, celery, big onion, potato, tomato, fresh corn and Soya beans, black beans, white beans and small onions.
Fish twice a week steamed or cooked with water, garlic, ginger, spring onions, tomatoes, parsley.
Porridge/Rice - With brown rice, unpolished rice or mixed with some white rice.
Raw Foods such as almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.