New Series: Healthy Food Fridays

Check out our new blog & social media series!

Summary

  • New Healthy Food series on the first Friday of each month!

  • Nutritional recommendations are based on guidelines published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Happy Friday! To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are launching our new series - Healthy Food Fridays!


Once a month, we will be posting delicious healthy food info, including recipes you can make at home, healthy finds at the grocery store, or healthier eats at local establishments.


A diet incorporating more plant-based foods has multiple benefits for your health and for the reducing the risk of cancer.

Fruits and vegetables help reduce the risk from certain hosts of cancers, and protect your cells from being damaged which would lead to cancer. Examples of foods that you may want to consider adding or increasing to your diet include:

  • Vegetables

  • Fruits (especially those with low glycemic index such as berries)

  • Whole grains

  • Beans, including soy

  • Nuts

  • Seeds


In addition, one of the key dietary guidelines recommded by both AICR and ACS include reducing the amount of processed meats, red meats, and sugar-sweetened meats.


Alongside the physical benefits to eating healthy, survivors also report that they feel a heightened sense of control over their disease. At Breast Cancer Hawaii, we want to make it easier for everyone to incorporate healthier eating habits into their lifestyle. We hope you find our Healthy Food Fridays useful. Please email us at hello@breastcancerhawaii.org with any feedback, questions, suggestions for our series!


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Susan Iverson is a Human Resources intern at Breast Cancer Hawaii. She is a junior at University of Hawaii at Manoa and is majoring in Accounting and Human Resources. She is also the Vice President of Chapter Operations for the professional fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi: Rho Chi.


Hailey Mashino is an intern at Breast Cancer Hawaii. She’s expected to graduate in 2023 from Kalani High School to pursue a career in the medical or engineering field. She takes part in the HOSA academy and hopes to find more insight on her desired passion/career.