Nutrition Before During and After Cancer

Information on nutritional needs for cancer patients


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Food trends to Explore

Currently there have been plenty of food trends just like fashion, and are ever changing, these can distract you from eating a daily balanced meal, some are even touted as cure all, nothing being further from the truth, but there are some trends like fashion worth exploring and choosing what appeals to you.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

These nutty seeds have fiber, protein, and some ALA omega-3 fatty acids. Use them like you would other seeds – sprinkle on oatmeal and other cereals, or add to baked goods, yogurt or vegetables. You can also substitute hemp seeds for bread crumbs to make a crunchy crust on chicken or fish.

Ancient Grains

Ancient Grains

Explore new flavors and textures – something different from brown rice and whole wheat pasta. Try farro, red or black rice, quinoa, sorghum or millet. Whole grains are rich in fiber that can lower risk for colorectal cancer.

Home Delivery Meal Services

Home Deliver Meals

Getting ingredients or ready-to-assemble meals delivered straight to your door can be a convenient way to make healthy, home-cooked meals, especially for beginners.

To keep it budget-friendly, try it short-term to learn about portion sizes and healthy meal planning and preparation before you try to shop and prep on your own.

Sprouted Grains

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Grains will germinate (sprout) with the right temperature and moisture. Sprouting may make vitamin C and some minerals more available for the body to use. Try them in homemade bread, stir fries, or pasta sauces.

Spiralized Veggies

Spiraled veges

Spiralizing is a great way to use colorful veggies in novel ways, adding interest to some of your go-to meals. Swap them for pasta, add them to salads, or stir-fry for an easy side dish.

Pulses and Legumes

Pulses and Legumes

Pulses include dry beans like kidney and pinto along with lentils, split peas and chickpeas. Pulses are high in protein and fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. Substitute for meat and add to veggie dishes and salads.

Spice Stores

Spices

Beautiful, colorful and exotic spices catch, add amazing flavors that allow for the beginner and advanced cook to dress up simple dishes. Use spices to cut down on sodium, too. Boutique spice stores offer a huge variety along with recipes for how to use them.

 


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March is National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Eating Right means eating with color and portion control, the more colorful your shopping basket and your dinner plate, the better the nutrition.  Make one night an international meal night. This makes it easier to expand those taste buds. An easy way to have a colorful plate is by adding variety.

Every time you shop, buy a new fruit or a vegetable that you have never had before and learn to cook/eat it. This not only adds to the excitement of food preparation it automatically adds variety to your diet and provides you with essentials vitamins and minerals and other trace elements that a monotonous and repetitive meal may lack.