Is there a link between sugar
and cancer? This is one of the most common questions among cancer survivors. It
sounds like a simple question, but the answer is not so simple. Research shows
that eating too much sugar over time may mean excess calories, which in turn
can lead to weight gain and excess body fat. Obesity increases the risk of many
All cells in our body,
including cancer cells, use sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream for fuel. That
blood sugar comes from all carbohydrate containing foods. These include
wholesome and healthful vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat-dairy
sources. Some glucose also comes from protein.
Replace high-sugar foods and
beverages such as pastries, cookies, candy, pop and fruit drinks with a diet
rich in nutritious and filling foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruit,
beans and lentils. These foods have natural sugars that contain cancer fighting
substances like minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.