Food Choices Matter

The foods we choose to eat dramatically influence our health.  Your diet is a contributor to your body’s internal environment and our food choices really do matter.   

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Study after study suggest a diet with an emphasis on plant foods – one that is rich in a variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans) and less meat/animal foods can help fight cancer.   When the majority of our diet is from foods coming from a plant over those that are processed in a plant then we are consuming more fiber, vitamins, minerals and powerful plant compounds.   

 

This is placing emphasis on whole-real plant foods.  

 

If you think working in more plant foods into the diet is daunting, you are not alone.   

 

Here are 5 simple food swaps to incorporate more plant foods into the diet: 

 

Consider replacing ….

 

·       Mayonnaise with a mashed avocado.  Could always add a little lemon juice + sea salt to easily create a creamy binder 

 

·       Regular pasta with spiralized zucchini 

 

·       Croutons with pumpkin seeds or sliced almonds 

 

·       Bread with a lettuce wrap or a portabella mushroom

 

·       Pizza crust with cauliflower crust 

 

 

 

Now that wasn’t too hard!   

 

Come and learn more strategies on using your kitchen and fork to help fight cancer.  

 

Maple Tree offers a monthly class called, Harnessing The Power of The Diet To Help Fight Cancer.   This free class is offered the second Monday of the month, 1-2 pm at Kettering Cancer Center in their first floor classroom.  

 

Hope you can join us!  

 

Be Well, 

 

Allison Dunaway RDN

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist