Nutrition

Heart-Healthy Recipe

In honor of Cancer Prevention Month, we want to share healthy tips to raise awareness on lowering cancer risk. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 40 percent of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes. Here are a few simple lifestyle changes that can become healthy habits: Add some…

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7 Ways to Stay Fit in 2019

Move more this new year According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than one in four Americans over 18 years old meet the recommendations for physical activity. On the other hand, you have those that do meet the recommended activity level, yet might be sitting too much. So this year, challenge…

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Health Benefits of Pumpkins

How can pumpkins improve your health? Not only are pumpkins full of bright color, but they also make for great decorations and delicious food dishes. They are excellent sources of: Vitamin A — essential for eye health Fiber — slows digestion Vitamin C — helps fight colds Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids including: Beta-carotene and…

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Managing Common Eating Difficulties During and After Treatment

During cancer treatment, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to nourish your body with the necessary calories and nutrients needed for energy, repair, recovery, and healing. However, side effects can make it challenging to eat during and after treatment causing eating difficulties. Learn about food suggestions you can try when experiencing common eating…

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Video: Healthy Family-Friendly Recipes

The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital’s online cookbook @TheTable  has a variety of nutritious, family-friendly recipes. What’s even better is that a nutritionist has reviewed these recipes and families have tested them. This online cookbook allows you to watch and learn how to make some of these healthy recipes. Find out how…

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Did Cancer Treatment Affect Your Weight?

Due to treatment side effects, changes in diet and lack of activity, many patients gain or lose weight during treatment. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, our clinical dietitian is available to discuss and create a personalized plan for you to ensure you are getting the food and nutrients you need. Below are general…

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How to Detect Dehydration

In the summer months, we are exposed to high temperatures and humidity. During the last couple of weeks, the weather has been extremely hot and humid which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can occur when you don’t replace body fluids lost by sweating. When you are outdoors, make sure to take precautions to avoid getting…

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Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

Many of us are in a hurry in the mornings leaving no time for breakfast. Try this tropical green smoothie that is great for a grab and go breakfast. The smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, iron and calcium. One of the ingredients is flax seed, which is an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty…

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Protecting Yourself from Sun Exposure

Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet (UV) rays and having a lot of exposure to UV rays puts you at greater risk for skin cancer. However, we spend a lot to time outside exercising, gardening, walking or at the beach or pool. But, you don’t have to avoid the sun completely. There are steps…

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Watermelon Granita — A Refreshing Summer Recipe

With the beginning of hot summer days, there are ways to keep cool. One way to cool down is with watermelon granita. Watermelon is full of vitamin C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. Here is a refreshing recipe that is an easy, summer dessert that requires few ingredients. It is low in calories and…

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