"Our bodies are complex machines which require high quality fuel for best function. What you feed your body has a direct bearing on how well your body, including your immune system and other defence mechanisms work."

Stephanie Moore
Clinical Nutritionist and Founder of Health in Hand

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Nutritional therapy

Having the correct information about what to eat in order to do the best for your body during cancer treatment and beyond is vital. However, with so much conflicting information out there, it is not always easy to find what you need.

When it comes to the power of nutrition, there is no-one more passionate than Stephanie Moore, one of our Advisory Board members and a clinical nutritionist with more than 30 years’ experience. We asked her to share some of her top tips and useful hints for making good food choices that are easy to implement, well researched and proven to support you and your body throughout your cancer journey.

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What you need to know about nutrition

There is an ever-increasing body of evidence showing how healthy lifestyle and food choices can reduce the risk of cancer

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Increase the variety of veg in your diet

Different types of vegetables offer different health benefits, but these are the ones that are especially beneficial!

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Eat the rainbow, add some more colour

Colourful fruit and vegetables are a powerhouse of goodness – try to bring as many as you can into your day using these top tips

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High antioxidant foods to include in your diet

Aim to increase your intake of antioxidants on a regular basis by eating more of these where possible

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Eat ‘real’ foods for breakfast

Rather than cereals, toast and jam, pastries or pop tarts, try having more whole-food and protein-rich options like these foods to start the day.

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Eat more vitamin D-rich foods

Vitamin D is essential for many functions in the body, including immune regulation and many studies support the view that it may offer cancer protection.

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There is an ever-increasing body of evidence showing how healthy lifestyle and food choices can reduce the risk of cancer. Cancer develops over time due to multiple factors, some of which include diet.

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