A recent study suggests a link between consuming processed foods and an increase in cancer diagnoses.
Stony Brook Medicine Chief of Nutrition Division, Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, shares her expert tips for a healthy diet to decrease the likelihood of getting cancer:
- A whole diet approach is optimal for decreasing risk for cancer
- Increase natural sources of fiber and antioxidants, especially vegetables, beans, 2-3 pieces of fruit and some whole grains
- Reduce refined/processed foods
- Eat more fish, chicken and plant proteins such as beans
- Eat healthy fats, especially olive oil and also nuts/seeds, avocado; use more of these fats while reducing other oils and processed fats
- key changes in diet at a pace that can be sustained