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Bland Diet Pantry Basics

When patients are told they have to follow a bland diet, they can be left wondering if they will ever enjoy their food again. Even the name ‘Bland Diet’ inspires dread, as you expect to be eating a lot of ‘blah’ foods! While it is true that some foods must be avoided on this diet, […]

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basic diet pantry- cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

Bland Diet Pantry Basics

When patients are told they have to follow a bland diet, they can be left wondering if they will ever enjoy their food again. Even the name ‘Bland Diet’ inspires dread, as you expect to be eating a lot of ‘blah’ foods! While it is true that some foods must be avoided on this diet, […]

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Couscous

While couscous may look like a grain, it is actually more similar to pasta. Like pasta, it is made from semolina flour, however unlike pasta, boiled couscous will turn into a porridge rather than hold its shape. Couscous is a staple food in North African countries, and has been used since the 1300’s as a cheap […]

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The Down Low on Bottled Water

March 22 is World Water Day; a day to celebrate the essential element as well as shed light on certain issues surrounding it. Within the past few years, there has been a lot of media speculation about bisphenol A-lined water bottles, better known as BPA-lined. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH), […]

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Managing Treatment Side-Effects -Dr. Veronica McLymont

Dr. Veronica McLymont is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist specializing in oncology nutrition. She is currently the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, noted for its innovative approach to serving the nutritional needs of cancer patients. Dr. McLymont is the author of a chapter on “Nutrition Care of the Cancer Patient” in […]

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Do You Need To Go Gluten-Free?

Lately, it seems like people are avoiding gluten as if it’s the plague. While necessary for those with certain health conditions such as celiac disease, gluten shouldn’t have to be avoided by cancer patients. In fact, some foods containing gluten offer health properties that can be beneficial for cancer prevention and survivorship. First off, let’s break down […]

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    farro, anti-cancer food - cook for your life

    Farro

    Far Out Farro By Russ Israel Yes, Farro does have to do with the Egyptian rulers known as Pharaohs; the ancient strain of wheat was one of the first crops domesticated in Egypt. It has only become popular in recent years because it is one of the hardest grains to hull. The Italians initiated farro’s comeback […]

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    grapefruit - cook for your life

    Grapefruit

    The Ruby Renegade By Chelsea Fisher This sour citrus is brimming with good-for-you vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but there’s also a darker side to the otherwise innocent ruby globe. Let’s start with some helpful information on grapefruit’s more unfortunate characteristics. Grapefruits and Drug reactions: If you are a grapefruit lover, but take a lot of […]

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    Barley

    Back-to-Basics Barley By Fiona Breslin Barley, perhaps best known as an essential ingredient for making beer, actually plays a wide variety of culinary roles. It’s a cereal grain similar to brown rice in look and consistency, and is rich in protein and an important cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber called beta-glucan. The American Institute for Cancer Research […]

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    oranges, cook for your life

    Oranges

    Orange You Glad? By Chelsea Fisher Oranges may seem like humble breakfast companions, but boy, this fruit is a champion in the nutrition department. How so? How about all this: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, oranges contain a number of phytochemicals, including cryptoxanthin, carotenoids, and flavanoids, that can help fight against a […]

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    seaweed - cook for your life

    Seaweed

    A+ for Seaweed By Chelsea Fisher Seaweed has been used in Asian cooking and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Seaweed can be a really beneficial addition to your diet. Dried as a snack, crumbled over rice, to make a rich stock, to wrap sushi, or in a salad the possibilities are endless and the […]

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