Ways to Boost Your Cancer Immunity with Nutrition

Boost Your Cancer Immunity

Certain symptoms and treatments of mesothelioma cancer can make proper nutrition extremely difficult. But, good nutrition assists in fighting off infections and keeping you healthy enough to withstand cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. With the proper combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins, you can strengthen the immune system and improve quality of life. Boosting your immunity is just one of the many ‘Alternative Treatments for Mesothelioma

Following the right diet and nutrition guidelines during your mesothelioma treatment can help you:

  • Support your cancer immunity
  • Preserve your lean body cell mass
  • Rebuild your body tissue
  • Decrease your risk of infection
  • Improve your ability to tolerate cancer treatments
  • Improve your quality of life

It is important to eat foods that will strengthen the immune system such as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and fruits, which naturally have a high amount of fiber.

Avoid:

  • Alcohol in excessive amounts
  • Tobacco products
  • “Bad” fats such as saturated and trans fats
  • Processed and prepackaged foods
  • Low quality fast food
  • Buffets (higher chance of picking up bacteria)

More info about proper nutrition and its effect on your cancer treatment as a mesothelioma patient: ‘Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer