Malnutrition was the primary cause of breast cancer patient's condition worsens and deaths. Dietary therapy plays an important role in the treatment of breast cancer patients, which can promote postoperative rehabilitation, enhance resistance and the patient's tolerance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Breast cancer patients should change dietary habits to a low-salt, low fat, high protein and high vitamin diet. For protein, it is recommended to eat foods containing high quality protein, such as egg, fish and chicken (removing skin from chicken). the red meat (such as pork, beef, mutton) is not recommended.
For patients after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, the best advice is to try to eat light food, avoid greasy and spicy food, have more meals a day but less food at each. During radiotherapy and chemotherapy intermittent, patients can supplement concentrated high-quality protein.
Dietary guidance for breast cancer patients:
Fixed time and the quota diet, develop a regular eating habit, you should notice to want designedly to take in enough nutrients and calories.
You should eat in daily diet rich in vitamin C and vitamin A of food, such as vegetables and fruits. Often eat food containing inhibiting carcinogenesis, such as cabbage, celery, mushrooms, kelp, etc.
You should keeping to a low fat diet, maintain 15% to 30% of calories comes from fat, the amount of calories provided by fat does not exceed 30% of the total calories. Because animal fat contains a lot of saturated fatty acids, which is easy to cause cancer and decreased immunity , so we recommends vegetable oil, such as olive oil and sesame oil.
A low sodium diet is very important for breast cancer patients, The daily sodium intake should not exceed 1,200 mg( about 3g of salt).
Often eat nuts with a high nutritional value, such as sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, peanuts, raisins, chestnut, walnuts and so on. These foods contain a variety of vitamins and trace elements, protein and unsaturated fatty acid.
Coarse grains should be eaten in moderation, such as sweet potato, whole wheat bread, corn, brown rice.
Drink a cup of yogurt every day. Because yogurt contains lactic acid bacteria, the lactic acid bacteria have anti-cancer effect.
Eat less or don't eat female tonic to reduce estrogen levels.
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