If you have chosen to treat your cancer with chemotherapy and are experiencing side-effects like mouth sore, nausea, weight-loss, etc. or if your body is getting dehydrated due to diarrhoea resulting from radiation therapy, juicing (extraction of liquids from fruits and vegetables) is an option you should not ignore. By removing the insoluble fibre from the fruits and vegetables, it can be a great method to introduce nutrients into your body. It should be an imperative part of your cancer-fighting routine.
Before we discuss the 10 most healthy and nutritional drinks to help you fight cancer, let us tell you about the best way to raise funds for your cancer treatment, by crowdfunding in India. Cancer treatment can prove to be an unbearable series of medical bills for many of us, which is why fundraising in India provides you with a platform to gather the money from donations all over the world.
Fruits and vegetables like apples, tomatoes, berries, pineapples, carrots, broccoli, celery, pomegranates, and citrus fruits, and herbs and spices like ginger, turmeric, rosemary, parsley, dill, and mint are some of the food items you should include in your drinks.
Here is a list of the 10 best drinks, along with their ingredients, that you should include in your fight against cancer.
- Spinach, apple, watercress and parsley juice.
1 handful of spinach, 3 green apples, 1 handful of watercress, 3 sprigs of parsley.
- Carrot, tomato and celery juice.
4 carrots, 2 tomatoes, 4 celery stalks, small amount of rosemary or parsley.
- Carrot, celery, beet, ginger juice.
5 carrots, 5 celery stalks, one-fourth beetroot, small quarter size of a ginger root.
- Dill, celery, carrot and apple juice.
Half bunch of dill weed, stems and fronds, 4 celery stalks, 1 green apple, half lemon.
- Carrot, kale and turmeric juice.
5 carrots, 1 handful of kale, and small slice of turmeric.
- Dandelion, carrot, cucumber and Cilantro (coriander leaves) juice.
1 handful dandelion, 3 carrots, half cucumber and a large bunch of fresh Cilantro.
- Orange, grapefruit, and ginger juice.
2 oranges (peeled), 1 grapefruit (peeled), small slice of ginger, half lemon (optional).
- Cranberry, apple and carrot juice.
1 cup cranberries, 2 apples, 3 carrots, small amount of rosemary (or any other herb or spice listed above).
- Apple, carrot, pomegranate and ginger juice.
2 green apples, 3 carrots, 1 pomegranate, and small slice of ginger (or any other herb or spice listed above).
- Claire Georgiou’s ‘Hint of Mint’ juice.
1 large handful spinach, 1 zucchini, 1 celery stalk, 1 apple, lime/lemon, 1 large handful mint.
If you are just looking to keep yourself dehydrated, what also counts as healthy drinks are broth, carbonated beverages, fruit juices, Italian ice, popsicles, gelatin, tea, water, nutritional supplements, children’s electrolyte drinks, pudding and soups. High-calorie, high-protein drinks, either commercially made or prepared at home, can help you maintain your weight and lean tissue mass. Protein shakes, fruit smoothies and fortified milk can be some drinks that can be made easily to provide you with necessary nutrition.
You should strive to drink 6 to 8 cups of fluid per day. Apart from these health drinks, do not forget the most indispensable drink of all- water. Make sure to keep a water bottle with you and take sips all through the day. Drink even when you are not too thirsty just to keep your body adequately hydrated.
You now not only have a list of health drink to fight cancer but also a way for fundraising in India to help you receive the best treatment and care for your illnesses.