By Samantha Peterson, MS, RD
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

A healthy diet is essential to cancer prevention and overall wellness. It’s all about balance, moderation and variety. By eating the right foods, consuming a wide spectrum of nutrients and not consuming more than your body requires, you can help reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases.

But going healthy doesn’t mean you have to throw out your favorite foods entirely. Sometimes all it takes is replacing certain ingredients for healthier ones.  Registered Dietitian Samantha Peterson, MS, with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, shares some simple food swaps that will help you cut down on things like trans fats and added sugars.



About The Author
Registered Dietitian Samantha Peterson was inspired to join Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in April 2013 because of its patient-centered environment. She says, “CTCA® values an integrative and innovative approach to cancer care.” At CTCA, she and the nutrition team offer patients research- and evidence-informed nutrition therapy before, during and after cancer treatment. Peterson is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Central District of Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America 
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. Visit for more info. You may also reach them at 1-800-227-3207 with any questions.

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