The biggest of all controversies related to the Alkaline diet is if it cures Cancer. There are cases where someone with cancer made certain dietary changes and it helped heal their cancer. These cases number in the thousands and the changes in diet may have only “helped” the medical procedures to become even more effective. But to say that the Alkaline style of eating can cure cancer, well I have to say no.
A diet high in lots of veggies and some fruit can greatly enhance the healing power of the Immune system. It can also be a very big help in preventing or at least, lowering your odds of developing the disease.
Eating an Alkaline diet is good but you may want to be cautious with fruit if you have cancer. Fruit sugar (fructose) is known to speed up the growth of cancerous cells which means you should keep it to a minimum. Keeping sugar and starches to a low percentage is important when fighting cancer growth.
Acid-forming foods such as wheat, rice and corn should be limited to less than 10% of your diet so not to give cancer tumors the excess sugars that they need to grow. Some researchers say that you shouldn’t eat these sugar sources at all. It is always best to discuss any questions with your healthcare provider to see how it can help your current treatment.
The Alkaline diet involves eating a diet of 60-80% alkaline-forming foods such as most fresh fruits, vegetables, roots, some nuts, and legumes while restricting the amount of acid-producing foods you eat. Acid-forming foods such as meat, grains and dairy products should be kept to a minimum.
There are certain types of vegetables such as the cruciferous family of veggies, that are nutrient-dense and contain Cancer fighting phytonutrients, according to the National Cancer Institute. These vegetables include popular favorites such as broccoli, turnips, brussels sprouts, kale, collards, arugula, cabbage, bok choy. and cauliflower.
The best thing to do is to eat an abundance of different veggies every day and there will be no question if you are eating enough veggies to “cancer-proof” your body. Lower your odds of developing cancer by eating a diet high in veggies daily.
Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com