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Nutrition

Appetite Changes Can Be Tough to Swallow

When cancer treatment takes the pleasure out of eating food, we turn to the importance of fueling our bodies during a time it needs it most. Different types of food provide different nutrients our bodies need. For example, protein is an essential nutrient for healing tissue and maintaining the immune system, as well as for tissue growth. It helps you maintain muscle mass, a factor that leads to healing more quickly. Adding calories from carbohydrates and fat gives you strength to power through treatment and ensures that protein is best used by the body.

Food Myths Debunked

Every time you turn on the news, browse the web or reach for a magazine, there is a new study about what foods are good (or bad) for your health. Many are focused on foods that prevent cancer, cause cancer or fuel cancer. It is easy to become confused. Striving for the perfect anti-cancer diet can be stressful. We say SIMPLIFY. Fueling your body during cancer treatment is crucial, but not complex. And, no single food is going to dramatically change your path to wellness

Eating Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays bring to mind tables covered with rich foods, desserts and good company. It may also bring worry about derailing your healthy eating plan but you can have your holiday feast and eat it too – without guilt – if you follow five basic principles.

Eating Better

Anti-cancer foods can bring lifelong, positive change and can reduce your risk of recurrence, as well as many other chronic diseases. The anti-cancer diet advises making half of what you eat every day fruits and vegetables -- the other half should be split between whole grains and lean protein.

How to Maintain Weight During Cancer Treatment

It’s important to include enough carbohydrates, protein and fat in your meals to maintain weight during treatments because too much weight loss can actually slow down/delay treatment. But, side effects of treatment, including loss of appetite, can make it challenging to eat enough food to get the calories your body needs.

Heartburn’s burn and the risk for esophageal cancer

Heartburn. It’s a symptom that many people experience on a regular basis. What many people don’t realize is that long-term heartburn can put them at risk for esophageal cancer.

Nutrition 101 for Caregivers

One important challenge for cancer caregivers is providing the fuel their loved ones need to fight the disease. Maintaining weight can improve tolerance to treatment, speed up recovery time and possibly result in better outcomes.

Multivitamin supplements and cancer: is there a role?

It is well known that the appropriate intake of vitamins and minerals is essential to overall health. This is likely the driving force behind the nearly half of U.S. adults who are taking at least one dietary supplement. Most people assume that multivitamin supplements are harmless, since they are perceived as natural.

Eating ancient grains

Ancient grain refers to a grain that has been planted and harvested, without modification, for hundreds of years or more. These include kamut, amaranth, farro, and teff and they deserve all the attention. They are powerhouses of nutrition, specifically rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

You don't need to break your budget to eat healthy. It doesn't take any extra time to shop wisely or change your staple foods but these very easy strategies can reduce your shopping budget. And with a few minutes of extra planning, you can further reduce your grocery bill.

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