It’s no secret that good health starts with good nutrition. This is especially true after a cancer diagnosis. Your upcoming treatment will push you to the limits – both physically and emotionally. The better your overall health, the better you’ll be able to manage your therapy.
Diet has been known to be partly responsible for about 30-40% of all cancers.
While no food can prevent you from getting cancer, there are foods that can boost your immune system and, as obesity is considered a risk factor, potentially lower your risk for recurrence.
Some guidelines for healthy eating include:
Some other helpful tips:
More research is needed to understand diet and cancer. However, it is clear that eating healthy will help keep up your energy during cancer treatment, which can make the process seem less overwhelming.
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