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The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

AICR Recipes

Beverages/Drinks

Packed full of cancer fighting foods, our drinks recipes are perfect for boosting your nutrient intake. Perfect for preventing cancer and cancer patients.

AICRs healthy beverage recipes contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, teas, coffee, and reduced fat dairy. These ingredients are recognized as Cancer Fighting Foods and aid in preventing the development of cancer.

Added sugars including honey, agave syrup or other natural sweeteners are kept to a minimum in our healthy drink recipes. We aim to meet the National Dietary Guidelines which recommends to limit added sugars to 10% or less of total calories. Drinking sugary drinks can lead to obesity and there is strong evidence that it can increase the risk of developing at least 12 different types of cancer.

If you love our reduced sugar drinks, then you should try our reduced sugar dessert recipes. Packed with the same sweet punch as a high sugar dessert, our recipes harness natural sugars from fruits to deliver a delicious taste and huge health benefits. Why not try our recipe for peanut butter banana “ice cream” for a cooling ice cream alternative with no added sugar.

There is no one food that can protect you from cancer by itself. However, certain food types contain minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals that can lower your risk of developing many cancers.

Our healthy drink recipes are designed with cancer fighting foods in mind. Each one contains at least one cancer fighting food that demonstrates anti-cancer effects.

All of our drink recipes are suitable for cancer patients and contain nutrient rich ingredients that are perfect during treatment. Below, we have listed some of the symptoms that can be caused by cancer treatment where you might benefit from trying some of our specially constructed drinks recipes.

Loss of Appetite

During cancer treatment, losing your appetite can be a common side effect. However, it’s vital to keep your nutrient levels and calories high to help you fight the disease.

Consuming nutrient rich or calorific drinks, such as smoothies or shakes, can be a great alternative to eating at those times when you can’t stomach solid foods.
Before making this change to your diet, it is important to speak to your health practitioner about the suitability of blended drinks like milkshakes, smoothies or commercial nutritional supplements for your condition.

Constipation

Some cancer treatments and medications can also cause constipation. We recommend drinking more liquids to help to alleviate this problem; aiming for at least 8- ounce glasses a day. Try some of our recipes for warm juices, decaffeinated teas and hot lemonade to aid your discomfort.

Stricture and Difficulty Swallowing

Other common side effects include stricture or having trouble swallowing foods and drinks. We recommend using our healthy drinks recipes to experiment with liquids of different viscosities that might make swallowing easier. For example, thicker drinks like milkshakes or smoothies might be easier to swallow if juices and water cause coughing and pain.

If you enjoy our drink recipes, why not try our soup recipes for a savory twist? With a variety of different thicknesses and packed full of nutrients, they are also perfect for cancer patients who are struggling with swallowing.

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