Kiwifruit and prevention of stomach cancer

Kiwifruit and prevention of stomach cancer

Do you often eat kiwifruit? Almost in every fruit market you can buy kiwi fruit throughout the year, however as it is a seasonal fruit it can be quite expensive. Kiwifruit can help to prevent stomach cancer and also in the recovery of stomach cancer. Traditional Chinese medicine and modern science both agree that kiwi fruit is beneficial.

Firstly, Western medical science acknowledges that kiwifruit does contain a high amount of vitamin C as well as the juice can help stop the production of nitrosamine thus it can prevent the occurrence of cancer cells in the stomach. Some science reports which outline breast, lung and nose cancer – usally patients who undergo chemotherapy suffer from dry throat and increased body temperature, eating two or three kiwifruits can help in the reduction of body heat and increasing the amount of saliva and mucous in the mouth and nasal cavities which will sooth the sore throat and mouth irritation.

Traditional Chinese medicine in ancient times, discovered that kiwifruit has cold characteristics which also are beneficial for the spleen, liver and stomach organs and meridians. Kiwifruit balances the stomach and spleen and calms the liver – thus is improves the digestive systems functioning. Earlier stages of stomach cancer or after operation and chemotherapy, eating two or three kiwifruit will help in the reduction of nausea and help the food go down as well as the digestion of foods. It is also evident that kiwifruit helps in the body fighting against the cancer cells.

Kiwifruit is suitable for people who have stomach cancer, with their body constitution consisting of heat.

As kiwifruit has cold characteristics, and your body constitution is cold it is best to avoid or eat less. Eating too much can cause diarrhea and bloating of the stomach.

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Dr Ping Wang is the clinic founder and senior practitioner of Ping Ming Health. She has over 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine teaching and practice. Dr Ping especially enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chinese medicine through our popular clinic articles, seminars and clinical training of students and practitioners.