Fight cancer the right way

By Nmami Agarwal     02-Feb 2018

Fight cancer the right way

Cancer not only affects an individual but impacts the family as well. It’s a battle you did not choose on your own but can definitely fight it. Reel life heroes like Manisha Koirala, Lisa Ray, Yuvraj Singh fought it bravely and became real heroes. By popping in numerous medications and going through painful chemo sessions, life might be uneasy but it’s going to be a chapter in your life, and not the whole story.

People undergo transformation physically, emotionally and psychologically during various stages of cancer. But, there are certain things cancer cannot do like:

  • Silence your courage
  • Corrode your faith
  • Kill friendship
  • Steal your humor
  • Stifle your laughter
  •  Erase memories

It might invade your cells but not your “Soul”.
The cause and symptoms of cancer differ from individual to individual. However, researchers have shown that people who eat well including diets high in protein and calories are able to tolerate surgery, chemotherapy and radiation better.

Here are certain nutrition tips that you can follow before, during and after your treatment:-

Nutrition before treatment

  • Preparing for treatment is very important to strengthen the immune system by including vitamin C rich foods such as lemons, oranges, papayas, broccoli etc.
  • Eat a healthy diet and keep up the good work.
  •  Include a good amount of protein (paneer, chicken, fish, nuts, milk, lentils) and calories dense foods.

Nutrition during treatment

  • Develop the habit of having at least five or more servings of steamed/ cooked vegetables. Avoid anything that is raw to prevent infection.
  • Consume small, frequent meals to fight symptoms such as nausea, appetite loss, etc.

Nutrition after treatment

  • Continue with good habits.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Engage in some kind of physical activity.

Over to You
Every beginning has an end and so does cancer. cancer itself speaks out that you can beat it by reshaping your diet and lifestyle with a positive attitude towards life and making it believe that it has been sailing on the wrong ship.

2 thoughts on “Fight cancer the right way”

    1. Hi Sandeep,
      For patients with blood cancer, focus should be on high protein diet (eggs, chicken, lentils, besan preparations etc). Hygiene and sterilization of utensils should play an important role to prevent infection. One should try consuming short, frequent meals.
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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

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Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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