Omega 3 is fatty acid which is great for your heart and brain. It’s believed to help decelerate tumor growth, reduce the size of tumors, decrease inflammation and help your immune system recover after chemo treatment. Omega three fatty acid can be found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon, as well as in flax and walnuts.
Tomatoes contain a substance called lycopene, which is believed to slow the growth of cancer cells. Present in all red fruit and veg, it is more concentrated in tomatoes. To get the maximum out your tomatoes, cook them first-this releases more lycopene.
There has also been some buzz surrounding the ketogenic diet and brain cancer. The ketogenic diet was developed originally to treat epilepsy. It is a diet, low in carbohydrates, high in protein and high in fat. As the diet is low in carbohydrates, brains cells are forced to use ketones, instead of glucose (the sugar found in carbohydrates) for energy. Normal cells can use ketones, cancerous cells cannot. Effectively the brain cancer cells are starved of an energy source. Boston college researchers found, that a ketogenic diet greatly reduced the growth of brain tumors.
Sounds great? Remember, this research is only in the early days, and results must be taken with a pinch of salt. Many more years of study and research must take place before this diet can be considered a legitimate alternative treatment for brain cancer.
Now go make yourself a ketogenitic-folic-fortified-berry-infused-omega-3-tomatoey meal! Bon appetite!
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