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    No.418: 7 Vitamin-Enriched Juicing Recipes for Cancer Patients

    7 Vitamin-Enriched Juicing Recipes for Cancer Patients

    For cancer patients, it is imperative to maintain your energy levels to cope with side effects of treatment, and juices made from healthy fruits and vegetables are a great way to do this. A common side effect of some cancer treatments is appetite loss, so drinking juices can help with this when it is otherwise difficult to eat, as well.

    Studies show that fruits and vegetables pack a powerful punch against cancer. In addition, eating at least 2.5 cups of fruits and vegetables can even reduce your risk of various cancers because they are chock-full of antioxidants.

    Juice recipes are primarily made up of vegetables, fruit, spices, and sometimes a combination of all three. There are various ways in which you can consume juices, whether you purchase them store-bought, make them at home, or pay someone to make them for you and hand-deliver them straight to your door.

    Juicing extracts nutrients directly from the item and makes it easier to digest. In addition to providing healing nourishment, fresh juices also remove waste and toxins from the body. And last but not least, remember to always clean and wash your fruits and vegetables beforehand!

    If you're looking to detox your body and reset, check out these seven healthy juicing recipes for cancer patients fromAnaOno!

    Vitamin-Rich Juice for Cancer Patients: Ginger Cinnamon Carrot Butternut Squash Juice

    Jump-start a more healthy way of eating with this  Ginger Cinnamon Carrot Butternut Squash Juice.

    Butternut Squash ginger carrot juice

     

    Why it's great: Butternut squash is an excellent antioxidants source, such as vitamin A, C, and E. In addition to slowing cellular damage and reducing inflammation (which can reduce your risk of some chronic diseases), it also promotes immune health.

    Recipe: 

    • Carrots
    • Butternut Squash
    • Cucumber
    • Lemon
    • Ginger Root
    • Ground Cinnamon
    • Celtic Sea Salt

    Process all of the ingredients in a juicer and whisk together!

    Juice for Constipation:  High-Fiber Carrot Juice

    Kick-start your digestive system with this high in fiber  Carrot Juice

    High fiber carrot juice with oranges

    Why it's great: In cancer patients,chemotherapy and pain medications, lack of fiber, and inactivity can lead to constipation. To combat this uncomfortable side effect, try this carrot juice! 

    Recipe:

    • Carrots
    • Oranges

    Cut and press carrots, peel and press oranges. A squeeze of lemon is always a great touch!

    Juice for Nausea:  Apple & Ginger Juice

    There are two incredible ingredients that can help with nausea:  apples and  ginger. Pectin (a water-soluble fiber) found in apples both aids digestion and is rich in water while ginger soothes the intestinal tract and has anti-nausea properties.  

    Ginger, lemon, apple juice for anti-nausea 

    Why it’s great: Some cancer patients experience nausea triggered by their treatments and others from the cancer itself. In addition, anxiety about cancer can cause a physical reaction such as vomiting. If you are experiencing nausea try this Apple & Ginger Juice! 

    Recipe:

    • Bananas
    • Apples
    • Celery Stalks
    • Juiced Ginger
    • Cold Water

    Blend and enjoy! 

    Energy-Packed Juice for Cancer Patients: Green Machine

    Get energized with the help of the  Green Machine

    Green Machine Celery Cucumber Juice

    Why it’s great: There are many cancer treatments that cause fatigue, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Utilize the Green Machine to fight energy loss and boost physical energy, a healthy juice loaded with chlorophyll to help oxygenate the blood.

    Recipe

    • Cucumber
    • Celery Stalks
    • Kale
    • Spinach
    • Ginger
    • Lemon
    • Parsley

    Juice for Cancer Patients With Diarrhea: Soothing Stomach Juice

    Sometimes when cancer patients start treatment, they can experience digestive upsets or changes, including diarrhea. Help combat this side effect with the Soothing Stomach Juice.

    Carrot Ginger Butternut squash Juice

    Why it’s great: With carrots, ginger, and other nutrient-rich ingredients, the Soothing Stomach Juice is filled with soothing benefits. This smoothie will help you regain lost nutrients if you have diarrhea.

    Recipe

    • Carrots
    • Celery
    • Spinach
    • Parsley
    • Ginger Root
    • Apple

    Clean, juice, and drink! 

    Juice for Cancer Patients Who Experience Weight Loss or Loss of Appetite: Power Protein Juice

    Cancer patients may experience weight loss and loss of appetite for a variety of reasons. Loss of appetite is one of the side effects of treatment. In addition, the body produces cytokines which can lead to muscle and weight loss during the fight against cancer. Help combat this by drinking this Power Protein Juice.

    Power Protein Juice with peanut butter, avocado, cocao powder, honey, chia seeds, oat milk

    Why it’s great: Foods that are high in protein and calories are especially crucial to people who experience weight loss. This juice is filled with items that are high in calories to help combat this.

    Recipe

    • Oat Milk
    • Peanut Butter
    • Avocado
    • Cocoa Powder
    • Honey
    • Chia Seeds

    Blend and enjoy! 

    Juice that Helps with Dry Mouth: Tart Green Juice

    Saliva glands can be damaged by chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Certain medicines and immunotherapies can also lead to dry mouth, as well. 

    Green Juice with vegetables. Cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, ginger, lemon, parsley

    Why it’s great:Consuming tart foods increases saliva production. With spinach, citrus, and fruit, this Tart Green Juice is not only a healthy drink but it can also combat dry mouth.

    Recipe
    • Bananas
    • Granny Smith Apples
    • Asian Pears
    • Fresh Spinach
    • Limes (juiced)
    • Lemons (juiced)
    • Honey
    • Water

    Remove all the seeds, slice and cut your fruit, then dump all your ingredients into a blender and blend! 

    Is Juicing Good for Chemo Patients?

    Drinking juice is great for chemo patients, however, we would not recommend strict juicing or juicing only. You should speak to a dietician so you know exactly what you should be consuming and putting into your body while you are undergoing chemotherapy.

    We recommend Rachel Beller, of Beller Nutrition, Masterclass to eat and power-up for your cancer and post-cancer dietary needs. Check out 

    Beller Nutrition Transformation Masterclass 

    Continue to work towards consuming at least five servings of vegetables per week, and remember that juicing only is not a sustainable way to bring nutrients into your body. Be sure to couple these amazing juicing recipes with other healthy foods and meals so that you can receive as many health benefits as possible. 

    Did you love this article about healthy juicing recipes for cancer patients? Do you want even more information on how to stay healthy during treatment? Be sure to check out the articles below for more helpful tips to assist you through what can be an incredibly difficult time.



    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.