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Note from Maria: I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition from UNC at Chapel Hill. I have a passion for helping people with nutrition & wellness, especially moms. Women & moms provide care for everyone else often at the expense of considering their own needs. I hope to provide good resources to you to help you make nutrition and wellness a priority.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Nutrition and Cancer

Did you know that eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of getting cancer? This means less red meat/processed meat, more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, choosing healthy oils, lean meats, more fish/beans, and choosing low fat dairy. Generally eat more whole foods and less processed junk! Exercise is also important in reducing cancer risk. These habits also reduce your risk of other chronic diseases.

Here is a link from the American Cancer Society on reducing risk of cancer through lifestyle choices:

Also nutrition plays a huge role in cancer treatment. It is important to get the right nutrients to help your body heal. Sometimes certain foods need to be restricted so that the drugs/chemotherapy can work the best they possibly can.

Eat healthy, exercise and take care of yourself to reduce your risk. If you have cancer or know someone who does, consider seeing a dietitian to help you get all the information you need to help you on your road to recovery!!

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