Before I was diagnosed with my meningioma, I had no idea that there were actually foods out there that reduce the growth of blood vessels needed by tumors. After my diagnosis, I read a great article called "The Anticancer Lifestyle" which stressed the importance of changing your body into "anti-cancer (or anti-tumor) terrain" for better disease management. It listed "Super Foods" and described how they help fight tumor and cancer cell growth. Wow! Super Foods also play a big role in the National Brain Tumor Foundation's Eating Plan. I have included the information on Super Foods below, but you can read the full article here.
So what are these cancer-fighting behaviors? Some you already know are good for you, such as exercise. But others are surprisingly simple habits that could make all the difference for you.
Sugar fuels cancer growth and triggers inflammation. Avoid refined sugar wherever it lurks, including sodas and ketchup. Also avoid white flour, which quickly turns into sugar in the body.
Adding known cancer fighters such as the spice turmeric to your diet will go a long way toward building up your body's defenses.