The nutrition experts at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center help cancer patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment. They have a wealth of knowledge about healthy eating, supplements, and the best foods for your body.
Here, they share answers to some common questions about planning a balanced diet, the pros and cons of supplements and the best choices for cancer-fighting foods, and address some common food-related myths.
Are all calories created equal?How do I calculate fat intake?Counting veggies as carbsHow much fiber is recommended for a healthy diet?
Why should we eat a variety of foods? What foods can I eat for healthy weight gain? Why do people lose weight on a diet high in fruits and vegetables? How do I sift through diets promoted in the media? Can I get enough calcium on a vegan diet? Can I be a vegetarian and get enough protein?Why am I so tired?
What's the best cooking oil at higher temperatures? Is cooking spray safe? Is sugar really a toxin? Are Truvia and Splenda good sugar substitutes? Are natural sugars harmful like refined sugars? Is a diet of mostly beans healthy? Are nuts part of a healthy diet? What are the nutritional benefits of chia seeds? Which foods are high in carotenes? What's the connection between grapes and cancer prevention? What are the benefits of drinking red wine that does not contain alcohol? Does drinking tea with milk prevent antioxidant benefits? Are sprouted grains carcinogenic?Why are omega-3s good for me? What exactly does nitrate-free mean and are these products safe?
Am I taking too much vitamin D?Are powdered vegetables as beneficial as the real thing? Which supplements are best for bones and immune systems? Do vitamin supplements lead to weight gain?
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