I was talking with a friend recently about "super foods". The Center
for Science in the Public Interest puts out an annual calendar of super
foods. Here is their list for 2014:
Carrots: Contain good amount of lutein, Vitamin K and
fiber. Great source of beta-carotene.
Kale: also spinach and collards are great sources
of Vitamin K-helps blood clot. (Note:
will interfere with blood thinner Coumadin-check with your doctor if
A few of us attended a lecture on mindful eating at Dana Farber/Brigham's Cancer Center at Milford Hospital last week. Here are some of the suggestions Julie Francis, RD, LDN provided:
1. Don’t eat because you are bored,
anxious, angry, sad, etc. Instead try
calling a friend, going for a walk,
taking a bath, working on a puzzle, reading a book, or going to bed early.
2. Don’t eat directly from the
bag/box/carton—this is a guaranteed overeating session!
3. Don’t eat while doing something
else (such as watching TV/reading).
at the Lahey Clinic have published a new cookbook,Cooking Through
Cancer: 100+Recipes for Treatment and
Recovery, for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or dealing with
group of Lahey oncologists got together and noted the common symptoms patients experience
through their treatments. Along with nutritionists, they developed recipes that
would be pleasing to friends and family, yet still address the major complaints
of cancer patients.
include fruit smoothies for patients with mouth sores, banana-flaxseed wraps
for patients with constipation, cinnamon coffee cake for patients with diarrhea,
African peanut stew for patients experiencing weight loss, soba noodle salad
for those with weight gain issues, vegetable lasagna for patients with
neutropenia (low white blood cell count) and lemon dill orzo with chicken for
patients with nausea.