Food Preparation Class
When caring for a cancer patient, food type of food he or she consumes is just as important as any other treatment. This is because malnutrition is a big problem for all cancer patients. Just as the saying goes “you are what you eat” and “let food be thy medicine”, what a cancer patient eats can be the key to better health. It is not just about add nourishment to the body but food can also alone act as a form of medicament to a patient.
Preparation is key
The way one prepares food is a very important factor because proper cooking techniques does not go through the processes that cause any wastage of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Foods such as nuts plus seeds are good source of protein and causing less residual waste in the body than meat. Such foods also have excellent anti-inflammatory effects.
Special cooking techniques can help keep food useful, delicious and at the same time safe to consume. Some patients may be accustomed to seasoning. However, there are special recipes that we at Akesis Life use to keep food both healthy and tasty at the same time. Our highly experienced medical team, can also giving advice on how to pick the right food that has medicinal benefits and in addition impart knowledge (patient education) to cancer sufferers plus their caregivers.
When caring for a cancer patient, food type of food he or she consumes is just as important as any other treatment. This is because malnutrition is a big problem for all cancer patients. Just as the saying goes “you are what you eat” and “let food be thy medicine”
- Food rich in antioxidants
According to many healthcare professionals, foods rich in antioxidants are essential for building up the immune system. They include berries, garlic and onions. These foods contain Vitamins, B C and E. This in turn can reduce the risk of diseases and at the same time help to fight off infections.
- Anti-inflammatory foods
Consuming foods that are rich in anti-inflammatory values are essential when one wants to boost the immune system. Vegetables and fruits are essential foods that contain high anti-inflammatory value. Eating them on a daily basis will ensure that one will get optimal anti-inflammatory food intake. Eating at least five vegetables each day can help fight inflammation.
- Ways to reduce side effects
Most patients treated with chemotherapy suffer from hair loss, weakness, fatigue, and worse of all, loss of appetite which can cause severe malnourishment. Consuming the foods above also help boost patients’ immunity, making it easier for them to fight off pathogens. Therefore, the right food preparation and intake can make a big difference to a patient’s overall health condition.