Anticancer diet project

Noah Rutherford P-1st 12/13/15

Definiton of cancer diet

a diet, based on recommendations of the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and National Academy of Sciences, to reduce cancer risk factors associated with eating habits.

Pros and Cons of Anticancer diet

Anticancer diets are great because they help you gain control of your health and reduce incidences of cancer. While following an anticancer diet, it is also possible to eliminate other foods which have other benefits. It is therefore essential that you plan your diet with the advice of a nutritionist so you avoid risks of malnutrition.

What to eat when having Anticancer diet and what to have when having this disease and the recommendations

Healthy meals to eat when having this

A couple foods you can have

Like salads and Like whole grain cereal, fish, healthy smoothies and much more

Nutritional values

It has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietary measures alone. Obesity, nutrient sparse foods such as concentrated sugars and refined flour products that contribute to impaired glucose metabolism (which leads to diabetes), low fiber intake, consumption of red meat, and imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats all contribute to excess cancer risk. Intake of flax seed, especially its lignan fraction, and abundant portions of fruits and vegetables will lower cancer risk. Allium and cruciferous vegetables are especially beneficial, with broccoli sprouts being the densest source of sulforophane. Protective elements in a cancer prevention diet include selenium, folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, chlorophyll, and antioxidants such as the carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin). Ascorbic acid has limited benefits orally, but could be very beneficial intravenously. Supplementary use of oral digestive enzymes and probiotics also has merit as anticancer dietary measures. When a diet is compiled according to the guidelines here it is likely that there would be at least a 60–70 percent decrease in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, and even a 40–50 percent decrease in lung cancer, along with similar reductions in cancers at other sites. Such a diet would be conducive to preventing cancer and would favor recovery from cancer as well.

Consequences over time

pH balance of the body takes time - it doesn't happen quickly.


Cheating: A can of soda, an ice-cream, a cheese fat-burger, a cigarette for stress or pain - only sets you back and retards the healing.

My personal opinion

This would be hard to control to have this disease have to change your hole life and having to change your food eating and everything just to stay alive.