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Who should eat cancer fighting foods?

Cindy Gay
Nutrition & Dietetics

The foods recommended to prevent cancer are the same foods that help reduce stroke, heart disease and many other diseases that affect people as they age. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits, low in animal fat, salt and sugar and portion controlled, along with regular exercise manage many health problems. Thus this diet benefits most people.

I suppose if you have cancer, it would make very good sense. Also, if you have concerns about developing cancer or you have a family history it makes sense to do so as well. Since cancer-fighting foods (actually those associated with a lower risk of developing cancer) are foods that are healthy and good for you, I suppose everyone should eat them. These foods would include bright, richly colored fresh fruits and vegetables, monounsaturated fats like olive oil, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel), fiber rich foods and nuts…just to name a few. The best meal plans are contained in the Sharecare Fitness Application.

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