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Nutrition after cancer treatment

December 29, 2021


Healthy eating after cancer treatment is just as important as eating healthy during treatment. The choices we make about food can in fact reduce the chances of developing cancer and research has shown this to be true. Prevention tips, such as choosing to eat foods rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans are incredibly important to include in your daily nutrition. Minimize the amount of processed food and meat that you eat such as beef, pork, and lamb. Drink water and unsweetened drinks instead of sugary drinks. To prevent cancer, limiting alcohol is also an important lifestyle adjustment. While supplements are available, try to meet your nutritional needs through whole foods, especially plant-based. Reducing salt intake, saturated and trans fats in your food are all beneficial towards preventing illness. Overall, try out the two-third plant food and one-third animal protein trick when filling up your plate. Food such as veggies, whole grain and beans should take up two-thirds of your plate. One-third can be lean animal or plant proteins. Processed foods like cold cuts, bacon, sausage, and ham should be avoided if possible. Every individual is different. So check with your healthcare provider on what the best route may look like for you.

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