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Health News 2 Use: Healthy Holiday Food Choices

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 18:17:22-05

Health News 2 Use: brings healthy strategies for managing healthy choices during the holidays.

Dietitian Jessica Smith met cancer survivor Job Lorenzen in the kitchen at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. For optimal health, she suggests eating some of the foods you love during the holidays - while making healthy substitutions... such as known cancer fighters - cruciferous vegetables like kale.

Jessica Smith, Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America says "They're good for GI cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer as well."

Add some butternut squad for vitamin A and fiber to keep you full. "There's also pomegranate seeds which are high in antioxidants and fiber."

Job says watch portion sizes, Substitute greek yogurt, Skip the chips.

Jessica suggest watching your portion sizes. Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream in recipes...
and skip the chips with your dip... eat veggies instead.

After being diagnosed with esophogeal cancer in 2013... Job followed this advice... even giving up processed food.

"So, I've shifted away form processed foods as much as I can. Keep things as natural and organic as we can." says Job Lorenzen.

Now, if dessert is your downfall.. Jessica suggests apple crumble... made with coconut sugar instead of white sugar.

"Coconut sugar is going to be half the amount of carbohydrates and half the amount of calories. This is just going to be a healthier option as compared to an apple pie or pumpkin pie."

Changes like these paid off for Job. With treatment here, he celebrated five years cancer free in October.

"It was a wonderful feeling to hear that 5 years clean and free and we owe a lot to the wonderful people here for helping us get there." says Job Lorenzen,

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