a diet, based on recommendations of the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and National Academy of Sciences, to reduce cancer risk factors associated with eating habits.
anticancer dietClinical nutrition A popular term for a series of dietary guidelines promulgated by the American Cancer Society, NCI, and American Institute for Cancer Research, which are intended to ↓ a person's risk of cancer. See Folk cures for cancer, Unproven methods for cancer management.
Anti-cancer diet–guidelines to ↓ cancer risk
- ↓ Fat consumption, especially saturated fats
- ↓ Consumption of smoked, salt-cured, and nitrate-cured foods, eg bacon, ham, cheese, corned beef, luncheon meats
- ↓ Alcohol
- ↑ High fiber foods, including whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables
- ↑Foods rich in vitamins A and C, carotenoids, eg leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, and red, orange, and yellow fruits & vegetables
- ↑Cruciferous vegetables, eg broccoli and cabbage
- Avoid tobacco
- Avoid refined sugar and salty foods
- Lose weight
- Exercise regularly and vigorously