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A Prescription for Healthy Living: How Diet and Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients

A Prescription for Healthy Living: How Diet and Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients

A patient’s treatment plan for fighting cancer doesn’t stop at the hospital door. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, in terms of diet and exercise, is especially important for cancer patients in reducing stress, minimizing side effects, and boosting energy levels to power through treatment and recovery.
More than 93 million American adults could be counted as obese in 2016, according to the most recently available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “Obesity not only increases the risks of developing cancer; it also increases the risks of complications …

 

Inside Out Tacos -Recipe of the Month from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Recipe Courtesy of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
Ingredients:

3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons pureed Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
1 yellow bell pepper, cored, and diced
2 tablespoons minced green onion
1 avocado, diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 freshly squeezed lime
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 serving whole grain tortilla chips (about 10-13 chips)

Directions:
Make the Chipotle sauce: combine the fat-free plain Greek yogurt with pureed Chipotle peppers and stir well. Refrigerate until ready for use.
Rinse quinoa thoroughly. Combine quinoa with 2 cups of water …