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Shopping List of Nutrient-Dense Foods

The best anti-cancer diet is one that is plant-based, meaning 75% of the plate is covered with fruits, vegetables, or whole grains.  Here are some suggestions for healthy, nutrient-dense foods to eat throughout your cancer treatment and into survivorship. 

Fruits

___ berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)

___melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)

___oranges

___apricots

___pink grapefruit

___cherries

___red grapes

___pears

___cranberries

___pomegranate

___avocado

___pineapple

___papaya

___dried fruits (prunes, raisins, berries)

___100% juice

Vegetables

___spinach

___leafy greens (kale, bok choy, collard greens, mustard greens)

___sweet potatoes

___squash (butternut, acorn)

___pumpkin

___Brussels sprouts

___carrots

___celery

___broccoli

___onions, leeks, shallots

___cabbage

___cauliflower

___bell peppers

Fats

___olive/canola oil

Protein

___ fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines, halibut, striped bass)

___lean fish (tilapia, cod), orange roughy, snapper)

___egg whites

___poultry

___soy products (milk, nuts, tofu)

___beans (black, soy, kidney, pinto, etc)

___nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, Brazil)

___seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)

___yogurt (non- or low-fat, Greek)

___lentils

___nut butter (peanut, almond)

___hummus

Whole Grains

___whole grain pasta, bread, tortillas

___oatmeal

___ground flaxseed

___quinoa

___barley

___brown or wild rice

___popcorn (minimal butter)

___whole grain crackers (i.e. Triscuits, Kashi, Wheat Thins)

Spices and Herbs

___turmeric

___garlic

___ginger

___basil

Miscellaneous

___60% cocoa dark chocolate

___green tea (home-brewed)

___red wine (limit to 1-2 glasses/day)

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