Stony Brook Medicine expert provides tips for healthy diet to decrease cancer risk

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:

  1. A whole diet approach is optimal for decreasing risk for cancer
  2. Increase natural sources of fiber and antioxidants, especially vegetables, beans, 2-3 pieces of fruit and some whole grains
  3. Reduce refined/processed foods
  4. Eat more fish, chicken and plant proteins such as beans
  5. Eat healthy fats, especially olive oil and also nuts/seeds, avocado; use more of these fats while reducing other oils and processed fats
  6. key changes in diet at a pace that can be sustained​

 

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