GUIDELINES FOR NUTRITION AND CANCER PREVENTION BY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
IMPORTANT: DRINK AT LEAST 2 LITRES OF WATER DAILY! WATER SHOULD BE EITHER MINERAL OR FILTERED AND SHOULD NOT BE COLD.
I. Important foods:
1. A mixture of vegetable juice (extremely important!):
а) carrot juice – 300 ml
celery juice (head) – 100 ml
beet juice-100 ml (ratio 3:1:1).
This amount represents one dose only. The juice has to be taken 3 times a day, freshly squeezed, no more than 3 minutes after squeezing, 30 – 60 min before the meal or 90 min after eating.
2. Vitamins and minerals: Beta-carotene 2-10 mg a day, vitamin A: 1-5 mg a day or 50,000- 100,000 IU a day for 10 days, after that – 50,000 IU a day, vitamin C: 5- 20 gr a day, vitamin Е: 1,000-3,000 IU a day, vitamin D: 400 IU (10mcg) a day, vitamin В15 (pangamic acid):100 mcg a day. All these vitamins are strong antioxidants. Vitamin B6: 40- 100 mg could be added against nausea and other side effects.
II. Other foodstuff:
a) Carrots – at least 2 a day. One big carrot contains about 750 UI beta-carotene.
b) Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, white cabbage, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower/- raw;
c) Garlic – 10 medium sized cloves a day;
d) Onion – raw, similar effect to that of garlic – 2-3 bulbs a day;
f) Nettle – strengthens the immune system: add 3 tablespoons of nettle leaves to 500 ml boiling water and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Drink the infusion the same day.
g) Sugar corn, eggplant, cucumber, peppers, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, parsley, fennel, celery, turnip, spinach, horse-radish, parsnip, beet, potatoes, pumpkin, olives.
2. Fruits: apples, apricots, hip, dogberries, strawberries, black currants, water-melon, melon, banana, grapes (especially red grapes), pomegranates, all citrus fruits – lemons (up to 3 a day), oranges, grapefruits, tangerines.
3. Legumes: beans, peas, lentils, soy-bean, oats, broad beans.
4. Grains (germs and sprouts): wheat, millet, barley, brown rice, buck-wheat, flax.
5. Bee-products: bee pollen powder, bee propolis, bee “milk”.
6. Milk fermentation products: Bulgarian low fat sour milk, curds, cheeses (low fat, desalted), naturally fermented sauerkraut, brined vegetables, fermented grains, and fermented juices.
7. Seeds: flax seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds. Nuts: almonds (mainly), chick-peas, hazelnuts, walnuts.
9. Seafood: seaweeds – blue-green algae (Spirulina) and brown algae (kelp) 1000- 1500 mg a day. Fatty fish, preferably oceanic, may be consumed occasionally (e.g. mackerel).
III. Recommended spices:
Cardamom,Turmeric, Tarragon, Basil, Thyme, Peppermint, Oregano, Rosemary, Hip (tea), Salvia, Hot red pepper, Ginger, Nutmeg, Curry.
Avoid: all types of red meat, various types of salami, bacon, ham and meat dishes. Fried, smoked and very salty foods, as well as foods containing preservatives should not be used. Full fat diary products such as cream and butter should be avoided. Eggs should be consumed occasionally. It is strongly recommended to stop eating white sugar and white flour as well as anything made from them – sweets, cakes, pastry. Eat soda bread, not yeast bread. Restrain from alcohol and avoid coffey. “Growth” substances, such as B group vitamins, folic acid and zink, are not recommended. Fats, margarines and artificial drinks are not permitted. It is recommended to replace the common table salt with sea salt. Do not use artificial sweeteners, sugar and honey (except in Padre Romano Zago’s recipe, which includes Aloe Arborescens, honey and wheat alcohol distillate).
It is recommended to prepare food by using healthy cooking techniques, such as steaming, brasing, blanching, stewing.
а) Cruciferous vegetables (Brussels sprouts, white cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli);
b) Boiled corn grains, plums, apples, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, spinach, beans, lentil, potatoes, whole grain bread, seed sprouts and grain sprouts.
c) Foods rich in vitamin C: red and green peppers, tomatoes, boiled and baked potatoes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries.
d) Foods rich in vitamin А: dark green and orange-yellow vegetables (spinach, carrots, tomatoes) and fruits (water-melons and melons).
e) Low-fat dairy products. Cold pressed vegetable oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, flax oil etc.)
f) Herbs: Elecampane, green tea, horse-radish, Deadly Nightshade/ Devil’s Berries, Liquorice.
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