Healthy, High Protein & Sugar Free Oatmeal Bites For A Cancer Diet


high-protein-recipe-for-cancerGood nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatments can change the way you eat. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. The nutrient needs of people with cancer vary from person to person. Your cancer care team can help you identify your nutrition goals and plan ways to help you meet them.

Heal and recover faster – Eating well means eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients your body needs to fight cancer. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.

Proteins – We need protein for growth, to repair body tissue, and to keep our immune systems healthy. When your body doesn’t get enough protein, it might break down muscle for the fuel it needs. This makes it take longer to recover from illness and can lower resistance to infection. People with cancer often need more protein than usual. After surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, extra protein is usually needed to heal tissues and help fight infection. (source)

A good source of protein is this recipe for Healthy Oatmeal Bites:

Recipe
2.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup nut milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 cup blueberries
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
35 drops of Stevia sweet Drops**

Directions:

  1. The amount of stevia is dependent on own personal taste, and how sweet the protein powder you are using is. Use less and taste test the batter , and you can then add more. I tend to make them less sweet so then I can add sweetener on them later, like jam, or agave
  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 or till golden brown, and fully cooked

Where do I get my protein ? fruits and veggies!! Have you ever wonder where a cow gets its protein if all it eats is grass? We don’t need as much protein as the media and supplement companies would have us believe. they are trying to sell products, not good health. a healthy range is between 5%-10% your daily calories if your eating 2500 calories and you hit the 10% range .. that’s 62 grams of protein.. impressed that’s all from fruits and veggies !!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.
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