Eat a well-balanced diet carefully selected for a healthy liver as the organ is the main part of metabolism which can slow the growth of cancer cells.
Liver cancer is called as ‘hepatic cancer’ is an abnormal growth of cells in the liver.
If you already have liver cancer, you should follow specific guidelines for nutrition.
10 Liver cancer-fighting foods:
1. Choose protein-rich foods
Include a source protein in your diet as it helps the body to repair tissues and cells and also helps your immune system to recover from illness.
Good sources of lean protein are:
a) Soy foods
b) Lean meats like chicken, turkey or fish
d) Nuts and nut butter
e) Low-fat dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt or dairy substitutes.
2. Include whole grain foods
Whole grain foods give a good source of fiber and carbohydrate which help keep your energy levels rising.
Good sources of whole grain foods are:
a) Brown rice
c) Whole grain pasta
d) Whole wheat bread
3. Eat a variety of Fresh fruits and veggies daily
Fruits and vegetables give antioxidants to the body which can help fight against cancer. Select a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to get the maximum benefit.
Tip 1: Eat 5 servings of whole fruits and vegetables at minimum every day.
Tip 2: Fresh vegetables and fruits may need to be cooked for patients with a weakened immune system.
4. Choose foods with rich sources of healthy fat
Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Instead include baked, grilled or broiled.
Healthy fats are:
a) Olive oil
Note: Eating 8 to 10 green or black olives with a meal could help in fighting liver cancer.
4. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are the potent foods for fighting liver cancer as they are rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps reverse the free-radical damage.
Thanks to the more powerful ingredients citric acid and limonene.
List of citrus fruits are:
d) Tangerine etc.
The research shows that onions have a powerful effect of slowing and inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells as it includes a polyphenol called quercetin.
Tip: The stronger the flavor of Onions, better it is as the strongly flavored onions was more effective at halting the growth of cancer cells.
6. Green and Black Tea
Green and black tea are rich in certain nutrients that help to halts glycolysis and destroys cancer cells.
Green tea includes nutrients that help to halts the cancer-stimulating effects of some hormones.
Note: Green teas with broccoli are also powerful cancer-fighters.
7. Limit sweets and added sugars
Foods high in added sugars like desserts and sweets provide little nutritional benefit and often take the place of other foods that are better for you.
8. Stay hydrated
Drinking enough fluids during cancer treatment is much essential for preventing dehydration in the body.
Note: Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages because too much caffeine can lead to dehydration.
Tip: Drink 64 ounces of fluid daily.
9. Use Ginger
Those people undergoing liver cancer treatment often experience ‘nausea.’ And ginger is the best thing for this.
Tip: Cut Ginger and boil it to make your own tea.