Good nutrition is part of a healthy lifestyle, along with exercise, weight management, not smoking, and reducing stress. This video explains the relationship between the way we eat and how if affects cancer risks and symptoms. Research suggests that healthy lifestyle practices play a part in disease prevention, including the prevention of some types of cancer. Good nutrition also plays a critical role during cancer treatment and needs to be an important part of your overall treatment plan. The foods you eat have an impact on your health on a daily basis, from increasing your energy level to supporting your immune system. Eating a healthy, minimally processed, plant-based diet not only benefits your overall health, but can also help you manage symptoms during treatment and promote survivorship.

This video is part of the Eating Well During Cancer series, provided by our friends over at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, featuring Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy. The goal of this video series is to explore how diet can help support your health and well being during and after cancer treatment.