5 Healthy Juice and Smoothie Recipes for Mesothelioma Treatment
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that usually develops in the lining of the lungs. It is caused by long-term exposure to asbestos and to this day, has no known cure and has a poor prognosis.
However, if you are suffering from this disease, there are still ways to improve your chance of slowing down its progression, if not recover from it. One great way to start is to implement a balanced diet which include healthy juices and smoothies.
Juices and smoothies are not only delicious and simple to make, they are also a good source of potent nutrients in a glass full to support your cancer treatment. There are plenty of anti-cancer juice and smoothie recipes you can make. In this article, AWARE, an asbestos removal company, listed 5 that are approved by mesothelioma dieticians.
Cancer-Fighting Juices and Smoothies
This recipe is simple and only calls for a few ingredients. Both carrots and kale have anti-cancer properties, they also help restore energy and reduce pain. Cucumber, on the other hand, has a high alkaline content and provides the majority of the liquid.
TIP: If you like your juice on the sweeter side, Anti-Cancer Mom recommends adding ½ of an apple or you can also squeeze ½ of lemon into the juice.
This recipe is a good source of rich antioxidants that help fight cancer. Mangoes have anti-inflammatory properties that may help in the therapy while pineapples contain bromelain and other enzymes that may help reduce some side effects of cancer and radiation treatments such as mouth and throat sores.
Spinach, on the other hand, comes as a no surprise, as it’s long believed to provide a rich supply of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids as well as folate that can assist in cell regeneration.
This antioxidant-rich recipe helps in destroying free radicals that trigger cancer. Combine 3 apples and 2 pounds of strawberries (leaves included) with a lemon, a bunch of mint and 4 ribs of celery and juice them all together. This recipe can make more than a glass of juice.
TIP: You can also throw in a teaspoon of chia seeds for an added source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron and calcium.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, arugula, kale and cauliflower are great anti-cancer foods. Such vegetables are high in nutrients such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) that help combat cancer, neutralize free radicals and support detoxification.
To enjoy these benefits, juice 3 kale leaves, 2 collard leaves, 3 carrots, 1 apple, 1 red bell pepper and 1 red bell pepper.
This smoothie recipe is a nutritious option that works great if you’re experiencing loss of appetite. Such situation is common among cancer patients as they are prone to suffer from mouth and throat sores during certain cancer treatments.
In this recipe, you will need 1 frozen banana, 6 ounces of carob-flavored soy milk (or fortified cocoa) and a pinch of cinnamon. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
Disclaimer: The recipes mentioned in this article are meant to be used for educational purposes only. They are not intended to provide medical advice nor diagnose or prescribe any treatment for mesothelioma or any other type of cancer.
It is important to consult a mesothelioma nutritionist and dietician to achieve the optimal treatment for cancer.
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AWARE is one of Australia’s leading asbestos removal and disposal companies whose services include asbestos containment, abatement and disposal. It caters to clients in Victoria, Melbourne, Geelong and the rest of Australia.