One of the easiest ways to keep fighting cancer after your doctor's appointments, is to eat more cancer fighting foods. Over the years, researchers have been learning more and more about how the foods we eat have the ability to help our immune system fight cancer. If we give our body the nutrients it needs to maintain a strong and healthy immune system, then we not only improve our chances of survival, we'll recover more quickly from the treatment.
A good rule of thumb is to 'eat a rainbow'. If you don't eat many fruits or vegetables, start adding some to your daily routine. If you eat mainly one type of vegetable (like lettuce), try adding fruits and vegetables of different colors: orange carrots, green beans, yellow squash, blueberries, red raspberries... really, there are so many options. If you keep looking for some variety, then you'll know you're getting lots of different vitamins and other nutrients that help you fight cancer.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be adding information about all the ways to use your diet to fight cancer. Check back soon!