My wife has ovarian cancer. A nutritionist advised not eating fresh fruits since they contain sugar and sugar is considered a “cancer feeder”. Fruit supplements were recommended as a substitute. My wife loves fruit. Are there any fruits that have sugar content low enough to not be problematic for her?
I am not aware of any recommendation to reduce fruit intake for patients with cancer. While fruits do contain sugar, they also contain a whole array of nutrients that may be tremendously beneficial, and whole foods are a much better choice than supplements. (All our cells use sugar as a source of energy, and our body makes sugar from many foods we eat.) I suggest that your wife enjoy her fruits and vegetables. Click here to see how many servings are recommended each day. You might find it helpful to visit the websites of the American Institute of Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society for current recommendations, nutrition information and support groups.