Summer officially ends this month, but that doesn’t mean your local farmer’s market will be out of delicious fruits and veggies to keep you healthy and satisfied. There are a variety of options that work for most every diet, and if you’re a cancer patient, there are many foods on the list (especially those in bold letters) that contain lots of nutrients and cancer-fighting agents.
Here’s a look at some of the delicious, good-for-you fruits and veggies in season in September:
• Green Beans
• Bell peppers
• Brussels sprouts
• Summer squash
• Winter squash
• Sweet potatoes
• Sweet corn
When you see these foods at your farmer’s market or grocery store, get creative and make some of the fall-friendly recipes below.
Keep in mind that the growing season varies across the country. Also, remember to consult with a doctor or dietitian before making modifications to your diet.
Are you a pancreatic cancer patient or caregiver? You can access comprehensive disease information, including diet and nutrition tips, recipes and a booklet on the subject – all reviewed and approved by renowned leaders in the field by contacting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s one-on-one PanCAN Patient Services support service by phone or email.
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