Nutrition and cancer

Moderate exercise and a proper diet reduces the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and cancer

Healthy living is based on proper nutrition associated with active and moderate physical exercise. These two factors reduce the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. A diet of vegetables, fruits, legumes is recommended because some foods protect against the development of different types of tumors.

At iTAcC our experts recommend:

  • Eat approximately seven servings of fruits and vegetables (raw in salad, grated over pasta or rice, stewed, baked, boiled, smoothies etc.) divided into five meals on a daily basis.
  • A diet high in animal fats is associated with breast, prostate, endometrial and colorectal cancers.
  • Being overweight is tied to an increased incidence of cancer (colon, breast, kidney, pancreas, esophagus and endometrium).
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages and if you do, do so in moderation. Alcohol consumption is associated with breast, colorectal, liver cancers and when combined with tobacco, it is related to esophageal, head and neck tumors.

At iTAcC our nutrition experts can counsel you on how to improve your nutritional status during chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as providing diets or recommendations of food supplements.

If you wish to make an appointment with our nutrition experts please call 91 574 58 88 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.