Tips and Guidelines
Healthy eating is an important part of staying healthy and reducing the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, eating healthy may increase your responsiveness to treatment, reduce complications, and improve your quality of life.
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image- a place setting for a meal. Te food groups include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy.
Courtesy USDA Foods That Fight Cancer Courtesy American Institute for Cancer Research
• Fruits: Apples, blueberries, grapefruit, cranberries, grapes, cherries
• Vegetables: Broccoli, garlic, squash, dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes
Maintain a healthy weight. Practice good eating and exercise habits.
Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains every day.
2 Huntsman Cancer Institute | www.huntsmancancer.org
• Whole grains: brown rice, whole oats, whole-wheat bread
• Proteins: Flax seed, walnuts, legumes, soy
• Drinks: Grape juice, coffee, green tea
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