Only six more weeks until the start of the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for the American Cancer Society. During this ride I will be biking across Ohio, 328 miles in four days, to raise support and to bring more awareness to cancer. You can support this ride through the following link:
Thanks so much! I am currently 15th on the top fundraising list and have raised nearly 30% of our goal.
As part of the need to bring more awareness to the issues of cancer, I am including some information on nutrition as it relates to those who have been diagnosed with cancer. This is copied directly from the American Cancer Society web site. Although it is written to those with cancer, it contains good information for all of us. There is MUCH more that could and should be written about nutrition as it relates to cancer, but at least this is a start.
Eat healthy foods.
Eating well is an important part of improving your health and reducing your cancer risk. Take a good hard look at what you typically eat each day and try these tips to build a healthy diet plan for yourself and your family:
Choose foods and drinks in amounts that help you get to and maintain a healthy weight.
Read food labels to become more aware of portion sizes and calories. Be aware that “low-fat” or “non-fat” does not necessarily mean “low-calorie.”
Eat smaller portions when eating high-calorie foods.
Choose vegetables, whole fruit, legumes such as peas and beans, and other low-calorie foods instead of calorie-dense foods such as French fries, potato and other chips, ice cream, donuts, and other sweets.
Limit your intake of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks, and fruit-flavored drinks.
When you eat away from home, be especially mindful to choose food low in calories, fat, and added sugar, and avoid eating large portion sizes.
Limit how much processed meat and red meat you eat.
Limit your intake of processed meats such as bacon, sausage, lunch meats, and hot dogs.
Choose fish, poultry, or beans instead of red meat (beef, pork, and lamb).
If you eat red meat, choose lean cuts and eat smaller portions.
Prepare meat, poultry, and fish by baking, broiling, or poaching rather than by frying or charbroiling.
Eat at least 2∏ cups of vegetables and fruits each day.
Include vegetables and fruits at every meal and snack.
Eat a variety of vegetables and fruits each day.
Emphasize whole fruits and vegetables; choose 100% juice if you drink vegetable or fruit juices.
Limit your use of creamy sauces, dressings, and dips with fruits and vegetables.
Choose whole grains instead of refined grain products.
Choose whole-grain breads, pasta, and cereals (such as barley and oats) instead of breads, cereals, and pasta made from refined grains, and brown rice instead of white rice.
Limit your intake of refined carbohydrate foods, including pastries, candy, sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals, and other high-sugar foods.
God’s Daily Word Ministries