SUGAR

chickad52
chickad52 Member Posts: 497
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I just read an article about foods to stay from while having cancer. Sugar was one of them. It said that cancer feeds off sugar. Has anyone else ever heard of this? I do like my goodies once in awhile!! Thanks and Bless All. Diane

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  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380
    If that's the case...
    I'm a gonner! (lol)

    Debi
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    bfbear said:

    If that's the case...
    I'm a gonner! (lol)

    Debi

    Me too... can't go without a
    Me too... can't go without a sugar fix every now and then.. mostly now..lol
    I've personally never heard of that before..

    ~T
  • The1percen
    The1percen Member Posts: 135
    OH-OH
    I won't even start treatments if that is the case, I'd rather die than give up my very last "VICE"!
    What is the sense in living if you have nothing left to give you comfort. No caffeine, no tabacco, no fats, no alcohol... yada, yada, yada
  • seof
    seof Member Posts: 819 Member
    Ask your Dr.
    As with everything else, your Dr. is your best source of info. But...I have heard this, along with the idea that cancer feeds off fat. I believe being overweight is one of the factors that can increase the risk of getting cancer, and eating too much fat and sugar increase the risk of being overweight. My personal approach is...all things in moderation. I do try to eat more veggies and less food that has obvious fat or sugar, and less "white food" (high carb), and I do intend to get closer to my ideal weight. However, I am determined not to live in fear and misery. Therefore, if I have a day (or a few days) where I "fall off the wagon", I just start over again the next day and try to do better.

    Live as well as you can for as long as you can. seof
  • FeistyTexasGal
    FeistyTexasGal Member Posts: 11
    Sugar
    I asked my oncologist about that the first day I met him. He says that is a myth. He did say, however, that sugar isn't good for you when you are well, so it certainly isn't good for you when you have cancer. Common sense. So, excuse me while I go run and eat my Dove chocolate bar. Sometimes a gal has to do what a gal has to do.
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    The internet wouldn't accept
    The internet wouldn't accept my post and lost it. Oh well, maybe I wasn't being nice as I said I was running to the kitchen to eat a chocolate cup cake with cream in the middle. Can't give up everything.

    I'm with you TexasGal.
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Sugar
    I have read this as well. My breast cancer nutritionist says that it is not true, but that cancer can feed off fat. For that reason I am on a low fat diet, but imbibe in sugar moderately.
  • tcteach
    tcteach Member Posts: 27
    Sugar...Honey, Honey
    If that is the case, then Ben & Jerry will go out of business without me. Never mind surgeon and oncologist, it's B&J who are getting me through this!

    Tricia
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    tcteach said:

    Sugar...Honey, Honey
    If that is the case, then Ben & Jerry will go out of business without me. Never mind surgeon and oncologist, it's B&J who are getting me through this!

    Tricia

    Ask your oncologist and
    Ask your oncologist and please do not believe everything you read on the internet. Cause

    according to the net, everything causes cancer. Stick with what your oncologist says!
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Kylez said:

    Ask your oncologist and
    Ask your oncologist and please do not believe everything you read on the internet. Cause

    according to the net, everything causes cancer. Stick with what your oncologist says!

    Sugar
    I have heard this but it was phrased to attack my situation....Alcohol should not be consumed (this is because it contains.......sugar)... I thought, "Oh Sod It, I'm not drinking it for the sugar content!"

    Kylez is so totally right.. everything is carcenogenic according to the internet these days. Red meat, engine oil, petrol(gas),Lettuce, soy products, salt, sugar, alcohol, ciggies, pepper, most pills, reading dirty magazines,all antidepressents, anything you enjoy, dog ownership, cat ownership, guppy ownership, wearing turquoise.........LIVING!

    Ask your onco for a shorter list. Good luck Hugs Jxxxxxxxxx