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Eat the Rainbow to Fuel the Fight against Cancer

Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:41 AM

Whether you’re trying to boost your health to prevent cancer or you are going through treatment now, every nutrient you put in to your body provides a benefit for your body. The Kellogg Cancer Center Registered Dietitians know that nutrition is the one of the most important parts of the healing process during treatment and share what to add to your diet.

Phytochemicals have been shown to stimulate the immune system, slow the growth rate of cancer cells, and prevent DNA damage that can lead to cancer. So how do we eat more phytochemicals? A diet consisting of mostly plant foods with brightly colored choices is the first step. While the vivid colors in plant foods are cancer fighters, it is important to point out that no single food or phytochemical alone can protect us from cancer and disease. Instead, a diet that offers plentiful choices from the rainbow of colors provides the best protection. View the full infographic