The Cancer Survivor's Guide: Foods That Help You Fight Back by Neal Barnard, Jennifer K. Reilly

By Neal Barnard, Jennifer K. Reilly

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Choose high-fiber Maintaining a Healthy Weight 45 ■ ■ ■ grains, such as brown rice instead of white rice and whole-grain bread instead of white bread. Add any common multiple vitamin as a source of vitamin B12. There are not many fatty plant foods, but it is good to minimize the ones there are—nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut, olives, and some soy products. If your doctor gives you the green light for regular physical activity, be sure to add exercise to your routine. Start slowly. Brisk walking for a half hour daily or an hour three times a week is a good way to begin.

Here are the most important factors to remember: ■ ■ 20 CHAPTER 3 Exercise is the first key. Your bones need a reason to live, so to speak—and exercise strengthens them noticeably. Vitamin D—from sunlight or vitamin supplements—helps keep bones strong. ■ ■ While you do need calcium, studies have not shown substantial benefits of intakes higher than about 600 milligrams per day for healthy adults. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamin C to build collagen, which forms the basic network of tissue within your bones.

Avoid animal products and added vegetable oils. Go high fiber, and enjoy plenty of vegetables, fruits, and bean dishes in as natural and unprocessed a state as possible. Choose high-fiber Maintaining a Healthy Weight 45 ■ ■ ■ grains, such as brown rice instead of white rice and whole-grain bread instead of white bread. Add any common multiple vitamin as a source of vitamin B12. There are not many fatty plant foods, but it is good to minimize the ones there are—nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut, olives, and some soy products.

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