Include in your diet these foods that prevent cancer

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Food rich in beta carotene can fight cancer as it eliminates the free radicals (the unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and ageing) from the human body. Fruits and vegetables that are bright red or orange in colour, like the pumpkin, carrot, and ripe papaya, and green leafy vegetables are rich sources of beta carotene. Here are some recipes of the dishes that can be served to cancer patients, supplying them with all the essential nutrients.

Pomegranate juice

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Ingredients

Juice of 1 pomegranate

½ cup water

Preparation

Blend the pomegranate seeds and pass it through a sieve

Add water and mix well.

Mango-orange juice

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Ingredients

1 ripe mango (cut into pieces)

2 oranges (deseeded and cut into pieces)

½ cup water

Preparation

Blends the mango and orange pieces and add water.

Carrot juice

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Ingredients

4 carrots (cut into small pieces)

Half of an apple (cut into small pieces)

A small piece of ginger

1 cup water

Preparation

Blend the carrot and apple pieces

Crush the ginger and extract the juice

Add the ginger extract and water

Mix well.

Vitamin C helps to ease the pain for cancer patients. It also fights the disease. Carrot juice is an incredible source of vitamin C.

Mackerel-green pea cutlet

Ingredients

½ cup mackerel (de-boned)

¼ green peas (cooked and mashed)

¼ cup potato (cooked and mashed)

A piece of ginger (finely chopped)

3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

1 small onion (finely chopped)

½ tsp tomato (diced)

1 tbsp cashews (roasted and powdered)

1 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)

Salt as required

½ tsp oil

2 tbsp semolina

Preparation

Heat a pan and rub oil in it

Add the finely chopped ginger, garlic and onions

Into it add the mashed potato and green peas, tomatoes, mackerel, chopped coriander leaves and cashew powder

Sauté on low flame until the fish is cooked

Add the salt and mix well

When this mixture is cooled down, make small balls from it

Shape it into cutlets and roll it in semolina

Rub oil on a tawa and cook the cutlets by flipping it

It can be served with fresh tomato sauce.

These cutlets are delicious and nutritious as they have mackerel with omega-3 and vegetables, peas and cashews which are powerhouses of various nutrients.

Dates-gooseberry-jaggery drink

Ingredients

½ cup dates (deseeded and cut into small pieces)

3 gooseberries

2 tbsp jaggery

Preparation

Grind the dates and gooseberries in the blender

Into it add melted jaggery

Mix well and serve.

This is rich in vitamin C, iron and glucose which are essential for a cancer patient. Many vouch that regular consumption of this drink helps to prevent anaemia and increases the number of red blood cells as well.

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