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Cancer Fighting Foods and Healthy Eating

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 14:30:52-04

During and after cancer treatment, the body works harder and fights harder. Proper nutrition is crucial to help maintain a healthy body weight, improve strength, keep body tissue healthy, and fight infection.

Before changing your diet, it is important to speak to your doctor or nutritionist. He or she can help you select specific foods and recipes that match your requirements.

Basic Shopping List

  • Beans
  • Whole-grain pastas, crackers, bread, and cereal
  • Brown rice or rice mixes
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • 100% vegetable and fruit juices
  • Reduced-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Canola or olive oil
  • Fish and lean meat

Healthy Meal Plan Options

Breakfast: Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

  • ½ pint mason jar
  • Old fashion rolled oats
  • Greek yogurt
  • Low fat milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Fruit
  • Honey or maple syrup

Lunch/Dinner: Salmon Salad

  • Salmon filet
  • Mixed greens
  • Sliced carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Light Sesame dressing

Dessert: Berry Parfait with Greek Yogurt

  • Berries of choice
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt