Incorrect Cancer Patients Can Only Eat Vegetables and Fruits
Many cancer patients are afraid to eat protein for fear of triggering cancer cells so actively that they choose only vegetables and fruits. But it is not true that cancer patients are only allowed to eat vegetables and fruits. “” It is not true that cancer has been allowed to eat only vegetables and fruits, “” said Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, MSc, SpGK, Nursing Specialist Clinic RSCM when met on the sidelines of the book ‘Cancer With Cancer’ at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Wednesday (8/6/2011) .Dr. Fiastuti said that cancer patients should be healthy and fit, so they should not only eat vegetables and fruits but also need other nutrients. “” Cancer patients still need carbohydrates, proteins, fats and micro nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. So do not just eat vegetables and fruits, “” continued Dr. Fiastuti.Karbohidrat, continued Dr. Fiastuti, can be obtained from rice and rice substitutes such as tubers, corn, vermicelli, red red, etc.Protein from side dishes such as egg whites, fish, chicken, tofu, tempeh is also meat. Protein according to Dr. Fiastuti serves as a cell builder that can replace damaged cells. “” Fats are also needed for cell capsules (lipid bilayer) in order to function properly. This powerful cell is what we need so that it does not get damaged fast, “” explained Dr. Fiastuti. Fiastuti there are 3 types of fat needed, namely saturated fats derived from animals, it takes about 10 percent of total intake required. Then monounsaturated fats derived from nuts, avocados, olive oil, which takes about 10-15 percent of the total requirement. And also the double fermented fats derived from fish and fish oil, it takes about 10 percent. “” So the fat requirement for cancer patients is 1: 1: 1, “” explained Dr. Fiastuti. Most importantly, Dr. Fiastuti, food given to cancer patients should be fresh and not preserved. Because food that has been preserved nutrients such as vitamins and minerals is gone. “” For normal metabolism, it takes better food, more balance. There are supplements from the outside, but most supplements are not good either. So if the food is good must also fulfilled the nutrients, “” lid. Fiastuti.
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