HEALTHY NUTRITIONAL TIPS & TRICKS
Eat your vegetables! At least 2/3 of your plate should consist of fresh vegetables.
Start your day with a whole grain cereal.
Add Asparagus, Beans, or Sunflower seeds to your salad for additional Folate. Low folate intakes have been positively associated with several different cancer types.
Indulge in tomatoes. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been linked to reducing cancerous cells.
Drink Green Tea. Green tea consumption has been proven to slow development of cancer cells.
Limit or eliminate your alcohol intake, as alcohol can increase your risk for breast cancer.
Make your exercise a social event and invite your friends.
Switch up your workout routine, to avoid getting stuck in a rut.
Make a schedule and stick to it to ensure that you are exercising regularly.
Keep an exercise journal or goal sheet to document your progress.
Reward yourself for all of the hard work you put in.
Be flexible and listen to your body. It’s ok to take a break when you need one.
BEING A SUPPORT SYSTEM
Everyone handles a breast cancer diagnosis differently, but it is important to be as supportive as possible. It may be difficult for a loved one to ask for help or even talk about their diagnosis. Offering practical help is the best way to make things easier on your loved one.
Educate yourself on their cancer diagnosis.
Support their decisions when it comes to treatment.
Include them in normal daily activities, to help keep their sense of normalcy.
Prepare meals for days when they are not feeling well.
Run errands for them and even pick up their prescriptions.
Send a thoughtful Card of Hope.