Mucus and CancerBut here's what I particularly love about the Johns Hopkins rebuttal. They looked at the research claims in each point of the meme ... a lot of it does have some validity. This is always the tricky thing. A layperson's interpretation of any real science is usually close, but not quite accurate. For instance, the meme talks about mucus and cancer. Some types of cancer do create mucus, so the meme suggested eliminating dairy as that can create mucus too. Well, according to Hopkins, the cancer mucus isn't remotely the same as digestive mucus, and one doesn't affect the other. See? Well intentioned, but inaccurate.
Healthy Cancer DietHere is one great bit of info from the post that I want to share. What is recommended for diet and activity if you do have cancer. I'm quoting here ...
- Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.
- Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
- Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods (particularly processed foods high in added sugar or low in fiber or high in fat).
- Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes such as beans.
- Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork, and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
- If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to two for men and one for women a day.
- Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium).
- Don't use supplements to protect against cancer.