Cancer is the last thing we want to live with, such as liver cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer and blood cancer. What should we do when it comes? Be fully prepared to fight against it in terms of diet, exercise and medical treatments. In this post ,we introduce you of some reliable diets for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Diet 1 for prevention
According to a 2004 case-controlled study published in the “American Journal of Epidemiology,” a diet rich in animal protein and saturated fat will put you at more risk of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma significantly. So if you are trying to prevent this disorder, a diet high in produce and fiber would be helpful. Also, those cancer-fighting foods, which can stimulate your immune system and can prevent tumor spread, are recommended:
- various cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower;
- mixed salads with tomatoes, leafy green lettuce, carrots, cucumber and red peppers;
- fresh fruits like apples, apricots, or citrus between meals;
- add some brown rice, wheat pasta or oatmeal to your main entrees.
Diet 2 for general lymphoma
To fight the lymphoma, hodgkin lymphoma or non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, you have to develop healthier dietary habits, which include:
- eat more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis;
- choose whole grains such as wheat bread or brown rice instead of processed or refined grains;
- stay away from processed, fatty meats such as fried chicken, fat pork ;
- several small meals a day against malnourishment.
After chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation, you may need a neutropenic diet to boost your immune system and against infections. In this special diet, you have to :
- avoid all fresh produce, including raw or rare meats, fish and eggs, non-pasteurized dairy or dairy containing probiotics；
- choose breads without nuts；
- eat cooked rice and pasta；
- drinnk pasteurized cheese and milk, well-done meat varieties.
Here is a general NUTRITION RECOMMENDATION for diet after chemo that may be useful to you.
All those diets should be followed with your physician monitoring, especially when you have other complications or are pregnant.