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Shopping for groceries can be overwhelming. Not only are there bright lights shining down on colorful packaging and sale signs everywhere, there are a multitude of choices that can easily prevent you from eating healthy. It can be even more difficult to shop (and cook) while you are going through cancer treatment.
Make your life easier. Strategize for your next grocery store trip by following these tips:
While you’re at the store, get to know what’s actually in the foods you’re eating by paying close attention to the labels, including serving size, calories and nutrients. The American Cancer Society recommends we all eat a healthy, well-balanced diet with less fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and sodium. Fill your shopping cart with more of these foods.
Here are some ways to eat well throughout treatment:
Since cancer and its treatment affects everyone differently, talk to your care team and/or an oncology dietitian about how you can stay nourished during treatment.
Learn more about cancer services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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