Cancer Diet - The Important Vitamins
By Marilyn Bennett
A cancer diet needs particular emphasis on the following vitamins.
Role: as an anti-oxidant and important for healing.
Natural sources: green and yellow fruits and vegetables, organic animal
liver but be careful, a non-organically raised animal's liver could be full of
Beta-carotene - very important in a cancer diet - from carrots in
particular, is converted to Vitamin A by the liver, and is a far safer way
to get a really good boost of this vitamin, with no dangers of
Vitamin B Complex
Role: particularly important to the health of nerves and the production
Natural sources are chicken, eggs, brewer's yeast, whole grains, leafy
green vegetables, fish.
Vitamin B17 - almost unheard of, but critical in a cancer diet.
B17 interacts with the very large amounts of beta-glucosidase in cancer
cells to produce hydrogen cyanide and benzaldehyde. These two
poisons combine into an extremely deadly poison that targets cancer
cells. The reason that it doesn't target healthy cells is that although
they have small quantities of beta-glucosidase, they also contain
rodonase, a substance that cancer cells do not have, that breaks the
poison down into compounds that actually assist the bodies immune
Natural sources are flaxseed oil, brown rice, brewer's yeast, lentils,
macadamia nuts, pecans, raspberries, strawberries, walnuts, watercress
Role: Antioxidant needed to assist over 300 metabolic functions of the
Natural sources are citrus fruits, most yellow or red fruits and
vegetables, leafy green vegetables.
The body cannot store this very essential nutrient so we need to
ingest it daily. As it is not stored it cannot be overdosed.
A word of warning though - do not take Vitamin C supplements at the
same time as aspirin - the combination is very irritant to the stomach
lining. Also it taking a supplement, look for a buffered form which is
digested over a longer period of time and far less irritant. Also avoid
chewable tablets - the acidity is not good for the teeth!
Vitamin E, again crucial in a cancer diet.
Role: Antioxidant, used in circulation and tissue repair.
Natural sources include coldpressed vegetable oils, leafy green
vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and wholegrains. Brown rice, eggs,
kelp, oatmeal and sweet potatoes are also good sources.
Just a note - the body needs zinc to maintain levels of Vitamin E in the
blood, also take iron supplements at a different time from Vitamin E as
some forms of iron will destroy Vitamin E.
As always a diet that draws from all food groups, fruit, vegetable, meat,
fish, chicken, grains, nuts, seeds and oils, all eaten as close to the way
nature made them is the best cancer diet possible.
About the Author
Marilyn Bennett's partner Glenn was declared cancer-free after 11 months using a nutritional approach. They are now on a mission to "spread the word" re the many things they discovered we can all do to fight cancer. Please visit www.cancer-einfo.com
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