Cancer Nutrition & Recipes

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What Is Clean Eating?

In a nutshell, “eating clean” is simply another way to say “eating healthy.” When you’re given a cancer diagnosis, figuring out what you can do to help beat it and go on to live a healthy life is first [more…]

How to Apply Clean Eating Principles during Your Cancer Recovery

Clean eating promotes healthy eating using common-sense principles that can be easily put into practice. A clean eating plan may help you maintain a good nutritional status during cancer treatment and [more…]

Enhance Clean Eating with Immune-Boosting Foods

When you eat clean, you’re already naturally boosting your immune system, because you’re giving your body the vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and other nutrients it needs to keep your cells healthy [more…]

Clean Eating Staples for Your Pantry

The pantry is where you may keep some cancer alleviators, like crackers, hard pretzels, and popcorn. When arranging your pantry and introducing items, you’ll want to keep the items you use most toward [more…]

Clean Eating Staples for Your Fridge

When stocking your fridge, you need to think about where you are with your cancer treatment and what you can handle. Are you struggling to eat, experiencing decreased appetite, or losing weight? If so, [more…]

Cancer Nutrition on a Budget

Cancer can place a considerable strain on your budget. You’re spending time and money to get to your appointments, and you’re undergoing expensive diagnostic tests and treatments. You’ll want to save money [more…]

Clean Cooking Methods for Cancer-Fighting Foods

If you’re new to cooking or even to healthy cooking, and you're faced with a cancer diagnoses and a desire to eat clean, suddenly immersing yourself in new techniques can be intimidating. And, you don't [more…]

Top 10 Superfood Picks for Fighting Cancer

These 10 superfoods have been studied the most for their potential to protect against and fight cancer, and they’ve shown good results. This isn’t surprising given that these foods score high in nutrient [more…]

7 Cancer-Fighting Culinary Spices and Herbs

Spices and herbs have long been used for medicinal purposes, such as fighting indigestion and other digestive problems. Although science is uncertain about the direct benefits of consuming certain spices [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Breakfast Recipes Featuring Whole Grains

Cancer and its treatments can suck all the energy right out of you, leaving you wondering how to get your energy back. it’s important to “break” the “fast” [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Breakfast Recipes Featuring Fruits and Vegetables

Breakfast is a great time to get in one or more servings of fruits and vegetables. Fruits are the stars of smoothies and can be paired with dairy like yogurt or cottage cheese to create a wholesome and [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Soup Recipes

Chicken soup is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the health benefits of incorporating soups into your diet when you’re undergoing treatment for cancer. Soups are a great way to get whole grains [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Complete Entrée Recipes

An ideal entrée would include whole grains, vegetables or fruits, and protein. The New American Plate from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends meals that are two-thirds grains, [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes for Entrée Requiring Side Dishes

The entrée recipes here require more side dishes of whole grains, and colorful vegetables and fruits to make complete meals. These entrées are more traditional protein-based entrées, where a meal is planned [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes Featuring Grains and Starchy Vegetables

Grains are a tremendous source of energy. And when you’re battling cancer, you need to harness whatever energy you can to get through your treatment and move toward recovery. [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes Featuring Fruits and Vegetables

On the New American Plate, fruits and vegetables are given preferential treatment over grains and protein. Ideally, you should eat as many different types of fruits and vegetables as you can in any given [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes for Portable Snacks

When you’re receiving chemotherapy, eating a little something to prevent a sour stomach is particularly important. Many treatment facilities make snacks available, but they may not be as nutritious or [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes for Entertaining Snacks

Snacks are essential for entertaining, but you don’t need to resort to potato chips and fat-laden dips. There are many delicious and nutritious snacks that are just as enjoyable [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes for Cold Desserts

You don’t need to avoid desserts at any time in your life, least of all while you’re being treated for cancer. In fact, desserts can serve as the highlight of your meal, make a welcome snack, or provide [more…]

Cancer-Fighting Recipes for Baked Desserts

Sometimes you just want something warm and sweet to sink your teeth into. Almost nothing feels more homey than having a yummy dessert baking in the oven. The smell just permeates your home, filling your [more…]

Exercising through Cancer

Lack of physical activity raises the risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It also raises the risk of being overweight or obese, further increasing the risk [more…]

Taking Clean Living beyond the Foods You Eat

Chemicals are all around you. Not all are bad or harmful, but many can be, particularly at high doses or if accumulated over time. If you want to reduce your exposure to chemicals, there are many ways [more…]

How to Limit Radiation Exposure to Minimize Cancer Risk

Radiation exposure is a known risk factor for cancer. One potential source of radiation that has been receiving quite a bit of press are cellphones. But studies thus far have not shown a consistent link [more…]

What You Can Say or Do To Help Someone with Cancer

When you first heard your loved one had cancer, you may have completely tuned everything out after the word cancer. But to fully be there for your loved one, you’ll need to really tune into everything [more…]

How to Alleviate a Caregiver's Burden

Caregivers can have bad days, too! As you’re caring for your loved one, you may experience a whole range of emotions — from sadness to helplessness to feelings of guilt that your loved one has cancer and [more…]

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