As most people know by now, fruit is good for you! Fruit is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that help the body thrive, function, and heal itself. Fruits are a great snack and can help people maintain healthy weights.
For a person living with lung cancer, it is crucial to have fruits as part of your daily diet. Fruits will help reduce any complications.
How do fruits benefit lung cancer patients?
- Fruits can help raise a person’s energy levels, so lung function is better maintained.
- Since it is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, active phytochemicals, and fiber, fruit can help ward off chronic illnesses and help prevent health complications.
- Tomatoes and apples are known to help against respiratory illnesses. A person should consume around 5 or more servings of apples and 3 servings of tomatoes per week to help decrease his/her chances of having complications with lung cancer, according to the American Thoracic Society.
- Pineapple is known to be a cancer-fighting fruit. According to the International Journal of Cancer, 100g of pineapple per day can reduce a person’s lung cancer risk by 10 percent. Pineapples contain bromelain, an antioxidant enzyme, that can help inhibit cancer cell growth.
To receive the full health benefits of fruit, a person should consume them whole instead of in juice form. Many fruit juices lack fiber and are high in sugar. Fruit is most beneficial for the body when consumed raw.
Fruit cannot rid the body of cancer, but it can help keep your body up-and-running and help fight the cancer.
Each person’s dietary needs are different, so it is important you talk to your doctor about how many servings of fruit you should consume per day and what kinds of fruits you should choose.
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