Q - What do you recommend for an anti-cancer diet to people who choose not to eat soy foods?
For people who do not include soy foods in the diet for a high quality protein source, I suggest following a diet similar to a Mediterranean diet, which includes lots of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, fish, olive oil, some dairy foods, some chicken, a glass of wine on a daily basis, and small amounts of red meat only a few times per month. It is important to remember that the many countries with a Mediterranean culture have different foods in their typical diets and that daily exercise is a key component.
My diet is a variation of the Mediterranean diet with the addition of 1-3 servings of soyfoods daily.
information can be found at the following web sites:
Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 26;348(26):2599-608
Nutr. 2001 Nov;131(11 Suppl):3065S-73S.
Omega Diet: The Life-Saving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet
faq posted 2/04
These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.
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