6 Common Foods You'll Never See a Cancer Survivor Eat

As we move through life and are affected by illnesses and physical ailments, we are made more aware of how we can take control of our bodies. Finding the right foods to eat and avoid is a lifelong process that I think we will always be dealing with, but I believe as long as we are continuously educating ourselves and filling ourselves with as much knowledge as possible—even when it makes us uncomfortable to change or admit we're wrong—we are headed in the right direction. That’s why when I think about food and how I can better my future health, I educate myself and make the best decisions for me in the moment.

After being diagnosed with cancer at age 21, I’ve decided to be conscious of the ingredients I consume in order to better myself physically and hopefully prevent the opportunity for the cancer to return. The most important thing we can be is conscious of what we consume and the products that we use on a daily basis.

I've talked before about the toxic beauty ingredients I avoid as a cancer survivor, but there are foods I've come to reconsider as well. Keep scrolling to learn about six different food items I rarely or never eat in order to stay healthy and cancer-free.

I suggest that you too should live a conscious life and make better decisions when deciding what to put inside your body. You have the choice and control to live a healthy life and instead of consuming food products that manufacturers claim are “good for you,” do the best you can to prevent cancer and illnesses. Eat organic whenever possible. Choose raw or clean frozen if fresh products aren’t readily available in your area. If you eat animal products, make sure they’re pastured and grass-fed meats and dairy goods (including eggs, like Vital Farms eggs). Use only high-quality oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, or grass-fed butter.

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