Nutrition For Breast Cancer Patients And Survivors

Nutrition For Breast Cancer Patients And Survivors

On being diagnosed with breast cancer, women do a rethink on nutrition and health in general. They agonize over what may have caused the cancer in the first place and what lifestyle changes can help reverse the damage. Usually they are called on to make definite dietary changes to see results from the breast cancer treatment. A healthy diet is but one of several factors that can help cancer patients. Other factors include exercise, weight management and stress control.

Broadly here are four ways breast cancer patients can speed up their recovery:

  1. Foods

    One of the ways to fight cancer with longer lasting benefits is to increase intake of cancer-fighting foods. This usually means fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods are known to contain phytochemicals, among other ingredients, that may prevent cancer. It is recommended to consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The high fibre in whole grains may have a positive benefit by altering hormonal actions of breast cancer and other hormonal-dependent cancers.

  2. Fat intake recommendations

    There is uncertainty on the roe of dietary fat on the development of breast cancer. Some studies have suggested that the type of fat consumed may trigger the cancer.

    To counter the problem it is recommended that cancer patients:

  3. Controlling Obesity

    Obese women have higher levels of circulating oestrogen than women with regular body weight. Studies have shown a link between body mass size and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Therefore weight reduction would seem like the most natural thing for obese women particularly if cancer has been detected. This can be managed through a healthy diet of five small meals with more fruits, vegetables and grains and less meat, dairy, fats and sugar combined with exercise.

  4. Alcohol Consumption

    Several studies have demonstrated a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer. But it’s not yet clear how alcohol triggers breast cancer. Women diagnosed with breast cancer must avoid alcohol altogether as a matter of precaution.

Similar Articles:

*premium Amount for Male, 35 yrs, 10 year term, Silver option, including tax.
HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited).

Insurance is the subject matter of the solicitation. For more details on risk factors, associated terms and conditions and exclusions please read the product brochure before concluding a sale. HDFC Life Health Assure Plan (Form No. P501-105, UIN: 101N087V01) is the name of traditional health plan offered by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) is only the name of the Insurance Company, HDFC Life is only the name of the brand and HDFC Life Health Assure Plan is only the name of the product. The name of the company, name of the brand and the name of the product does not in any way indicate the quality of the contract, its future prospects or returns. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.(Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd) IRDAI Reg No. : 101. ARN: MC/03/2015/6186.
CIN : L65110MH2000PLC128245. Tax benefits are subject to change in tax laws.

Corporate Office & Registered Address

HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.(Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd)
Lodha Excelus, 13th Floor Apollo Mills Compound,
N.M. Joshi Marg, Mahalaxmi
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011
Telephone: (022) 67516666

Get in touch with us

Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Please Enter your Name
Please Enter your Email id
Please Enter Your Mobile no

Disclaimer: By submitting your contact details, you agree to HDFC Life's Privacy Policy and authorize HDFC Life and/or its authorized Service Providers to verify the above information and/or contact you to assist you with the purchase. This will override any NDNC registration made by you.