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Cancer and Food.

a woman smiling for the cameraThe foods we eat and the foods we avoid are a vital part of the healing process when living with cancer, as well as preventing it. The same is true with many other illnesses we face. We’ve included tips and recipes to help you understand which foods support the healing powers of your body. We chose recipes with ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and that have anti-inflammatory properties.

When shopping for ingredients, opt for buying organic, seasonal, local, and non-GMO produce and animal products, and choose high quality fats and oil. We also recommend using cooking techniques that reduce nutrient loss and avoid the creation of carcinogens. These nutrition tips provide a guideline to help you make informed decisions when planning meals and ordering out. Please note, these are generalized recommendations and individuals should consult their doctor regarding any specific guidelines based on their personal situation.

Here is a chart for key cancer preventive/treatment foods in a PDF form you can download here!

Vegetables and fruits are a crucial part of a healthy diet, and quality and variety are more important than quantity.

No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need!

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Lentil Hummus

Tahini Dressing

Seaweed Vegetable Wrap with Tangy Dressing and Lentil Hummus

Spiced Green Gazpacho – cucumber, fennel, basil, celery, green apple, turmeric, ginger, olive oil, black pepper

Baked Shiitake and Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini with Herb Pesto