Be Kind To Your Gut

Science has found that eating more vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes while cutting back on red meat and processed foods is good for the GI system, boosts immunity and improves overall health. This way of eating fits with cancer prevention guidelines and the healthy eating recommendations that dietitians have been promoting for years. Health […]

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Fibre Fixes

FIBRE, also known as roughage or bulk, is the part of plant food that is not digested or absorbed by the body. Fibre helps improve bowel regularity, feeds the gut’s healthy bacteria and supports absorption of nutrients. Adults need a minimum of 28 grams of fibre every day. That may sound like a lot, but […]

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Stock your pantry

FOODS TO HAVE IN STOCK Use foods listed below to create simple and satisfying quick meals or snacks on days you want to limit time in the kitchen. Aim for food from three food groups (fruits or vegetables, grains, protein-rich foods). Condiments and additional food items are in black font. When appetite is limited: • […]

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What does “choosing less processed foods” mean?

Written by Sarah Buchanan, RD and Pamela Klassen, RD Canadians get almost 50% of their daily energy from ultra-processed foods; eating too many of these foods is associated with poor overall health.1 Less processed or minimally processed foods are foods that are close to their original form, and have only been altered to extend their […]

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How can I choose healthier packaged foods?

It helps to know what to look for and also what to avoid. Here are some tips to help you use the ingredient list on packaged food.

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Cancer related fatigue

Staying well-nourished with cancer-related fatigue. Meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and even eating all require energy – something many of our readers may be lacking. In this issue, we will provide you with strategies to keep yourself well-nourished when you are tired – it is very possible to do! Cancer-related fatigue is the most […]

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Side Effect Management: Fatigue

If you’re dealing with fatigue, you may not have the energy to accomplish all of your daily tasks. That’s okay. There are two main strategies you can use to help manage fatigue: Save your energy and take steps to reduce fatigue. TIPS TO SAVE YOUR ENERGY 1. Be patient with yourself You may not be […]

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Ask the Dietitian

Should I become vegetarian? One of the more healthful diets is a plant-based diet. A vegetarian diet is plant-based and in some cases may include milk products and eggs. It may also exclude all foods from animal sources, as in a vegan diet. Well-planned vegetarian diets offer a number of health benefits hat are likely […]

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Smoothie Guide

Follow these steps and enjoy a blended drink in minutes. (makes 2 cups) Smoothie ingredients to choose from: 1. START WITH A LIQUID BASE (1 CUP) Milk or milk alternatives (soy or almond beverage) Fruit juice (100% fruit juice with no added sweeteners) Coconut water or plain water Nutritional supplements, if you need extra calories […]

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Tips for healthy eating

People with cancer often think they have to avoid certain foods such as animal products, acidic foods and sugar, or eat only organic foods. The truth is, the best “diet” for people with cancer is actually to follow the healthy eating guidelines that dietitians have been promoting for years.

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