This Diet Toolkit is meant to support the information and guidance you receive in the Diet Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The resources on this page will give you tools you can use to make informed (and delicious!) food choices.
A study by Srour et al, published in The BMJ (originally The British Medical Journal), found that the consumption of sugary drinks was significantly associated with the risk overall cancer, and of breast cancer in particular.
An abstract published in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition described a study by Park et al that found that organic produce consumption was associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
This article reviews the pros and cons of 15 different types of sugar substitutes.
A study by Chao et al, pubished in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) found that high intake of red and processed meats was associated with higher risk of cancers of the colon and rectum.
A study by Pasiakos et al, published in the journal Nutrients, found that the percentages of total protein intake derived from animal, dairy, and plant protein were 46%, 16%, and 30%, respectively; 8% of intake could not be classified.
This article discusses two studies published in the BMJ, or British Medical Journal, that found that the more ultraprocessed or industrially manufactured foods (such as french fries, hamburgers, potato chips, cookies, and hot dogs) a person ate, the more likely they were to get sick and even die.
Many cancer patients, like myself, complete their treatment and then wonder what they can do to help themselves continue to fight cancer. The Anticancer Lifestyle Program has been designed for those patients willing to learn about and make those lifestyle changes that have the potential to make a difference.
“I now eat far more veggies, and look at packaging, cutting processed foods, and working on cutting out sugar.”
“I don’t look at meat as the main part of my meal. I eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables. I seek out plant-based recipes. Lastly, I try and will continue to try to eat foods I have not eaten before, e.g. eggplant and kale. (Still not fond of kale, but at least I tried it.)”