Helpful Nutritional Information for Breast Cancer Patients from 11 Foods Every Breast Cancer Patient Should (and Shouldn't) Eat

11 Foods Every Breast Cancer Patient Should (and Shouldn't) Eat

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Helpful Nutritional Information for Breast Cancer Patients

“A nutritious diet will fuel the immune system by providing important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish healthy cells,” say nutritionists Jane Schwartz, RD, and Stephanie Goodman, CNC. “A nourishing diet also provides lots of fiber, which feeds the beneficial bacteria that are critical for immune health.”

Cancer-fighting foods, like leafy greens, berries, and mushrooms, can also help you manage your weight. That keeps your body healthy in many ways, including reducing excess body around the waist, which can trigger cancer cell growth due to increased insulin production.