Tips for Healthy Eating after Cancer Treatment

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As I am on this journey, I thought that others could benefit from my research.

The American Cancer, along with several top-notch hospitals, offer these suggestions.

  • Check with your cancer care team to see if you have any food or diet restrictions.

  • Ask your dietitian to help you create a nutritious, balanced eating plan.

  • Try to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables each day; including citrus fruits and dark-green and deep-yellow vegetables.

  • Eat plenty of high-fiber foods, like whole-grain bread and cereals.

  • Try to buy a different fruit, vegetable, low-fat food, or whole-grain product each time you shop for groceries.

  • Avoid or limit your intake of red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) and processed meats such as salt-cured, smoked, and pickled foods (including bacon, sausage, and deli meats).

  • Choose low-fat milk and dairy products.

  • It is best not to drink alcohol. If you drink, limit the amount to no more than 1 drink per day for women, and 2 for men. Alcohol is a known cancer-causing agent.

  • Stop using tobacco

If you’re overweight, consider losing weight by cutting calories and increasing your activity. Choose activities that you enjoy. Be sure to check with your cancer care team before starting an exercise program.

Studies examining low-fat diets or diets that contain specific fruits and vegetables have had mixed results. In general, it’s a good idea to eat a varied diet that emphasizes fruits and vegetables.

I have several articles that I will be publishing on cancer detection, journey, before and after, and more. Let me know if this helped.

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