Living with Breast Cancer: Making Healthy Diet Choices

A lot of people understand the importance of regular exercise and having a well-balanced diet, but it can be challenging to determine the best advice. Nevertheless, eating nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy weight can help boost your mood and prevent injuries and illnesses.

Research shows that regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and having a whole-foods, plant-based diet lessens the chance of breast cancer remission. Leading a healthy lifestyle also increases survival time.

To meet your nutritional needs, you may have registered dieticians in your treatment team. It is important to try to include legumes and healthy whole grains in your diet as a source of protein. Stay away from fast foods and processed foods because they have high salt, fat, and sugar content.

Here are some tips for healthy eating from Breast Reconstruction Associates, yourbreast reconstruction surgery experts:

For Savings

Find simple ways to make your meals less expensive and healthier, especially if you plan your meals ahead of time. Pasta and rice are cheaper grains that will go well with a huge array of meals. Eggs, meat, and beans are great sources of protein. Bonus points because they are less expensive than most meat cuts.

For Health

If you are in the lookout for healthier options, there are great ways to
make your shopping list healthier.

  • Use lean cuts of ground beef or meat.
  • A lot of grain products can be purchased as whole grains, such as bread, pasta, or brown rice.
  • When purchasing canned soups or vegetables, choose one that is labelled low in sodium.
  • Shop the side, back and front aisles of your grocery store. Normally, these are where the healthier options are.

Do what you can to eat healthily, but you should also think about your treatment and its side effects. Small changes can make a huge difference, and it’s important that you don’t feel discouraged if you can’t do everything at once.

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