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Health Tip: Your Diet After Cancer Treatment

-- Once you've completed treatment for cancer, it's not the time to stop planning healthy meals.

The American Cancer Society offers these suggestions for maintaining a healthy diet after cancer treatment:

  • Ask you doctor if there are any foods that you should avoid.
  • Work with a dietitian to develop a healthy and nutritious meal plan.
  • Continue to eat at least five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Each time you shop, select a fruit or veggie that you haven't had before.
  • Eat whole grain breads and cereals, which are high in fiber.
  • Bake or broil, instead of frying.
  • Stay away from smoked, pickled and salt-cured foods.
  • Select low-fat milk and dairy products.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
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Posted: December 2008