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Cancer dietitian reveals the 10 things she would never eat

Cancer dietitian reveals the 10 things she would never eat

Cancer expert Nichole Andrews has taken a hardline stance on some common food products we may think are healthy

A cancer dietitian has revealed the ten surprising things she would never eat.

Nichole Andrews, an oncology dietitian who shares advice on TikTok, has revealed the ten extremely surprising things that she wouldn’t consume, to decrease her risk of cancer.

The video explaining the reasons behind her choices has since gone viral, having amassed over 1.5 million views.

But some of the items on the list will shock you, after being branded widely as having nutritional benefits.

Green powders

Andrews’ first piece of advice was stand-out - avoid the green powders.

And this will come as a surprise to most people, after the dissolvable powders have become a huge health and wellness social trend.

In the video, she explained: “I would never buy those green powders and try to consider them as fruits and veggies.

“The fibre is stripped away.

“Sometimes they’re fortified with weird herbals that could damage your liver.”

Her advice would be to ditch the powders and just eat your fruit and veg in its natural form.

“Organic is really just marketing." (Getty stock images)
“Organic is really just marketing." (Getty stock images)

Organic fruit and vegetables

Whilst everyone can agree that fruit and veg is good for you, Andrews has stressed not to place such a huge importance on the term ‘organic’.

We see it thrown about in every supermarket, but the dietician has suggested that there is no real difference to the conventional veg we buy.

She added: “Organic is really just marketing.

“Organics use pesticides, too.”

Keto or low-carb diets

Andrew’s made sure her stance on these diets was clear, saying: “I would never go keto or try to go on a low carb diet.

“Our bodies are built to have 50% of our calorie intake come from carbs because that’s our body’s preferred energy source.”


Supplements seem to have been widely encouraged if you feel as though you are not getting the vitamins you need.

But the expert has warned that they could be doing more harm than good.

She said: “Supplements increase risk of cancer because high-dose supplements over 200% daily value act as free radicals.

“Free radicals are things that damage your cell DNA.

“The first step of cancer is a damaged cell that cannot be repaired.”


Andrews’ has said that a boozy beverage is a total no-go.

She said: “I do not drink alcohol ever, no type of alcohol.

“Alcohol increases the risk of six cancers at any consumption."

Andrews' said that exercise as well as movement throughout the day is best. (Getty stock image)
Andrews' said that exercise as well as movement throughout the day is best. (Getty stock image)


Let’s be clear - exercise is not going to give you cancer.

Andrews’ has stressed the importance of exercise, as well as other movements throughout the day - which will decrease your risk.

She said: "It is important to exercise 150 minutes a day to reduce your risk of cancer, but sitting less and moving more is also reducing your risk of cancer.

"If you just exercise and then sit the rest of the day, all those extra hours sitting is going to increase your risk of cancer."

Processed Meats

Andrews’ said: “Processed meats increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

“This is gonna be your pepperoni, your sausage, your deli meat, your bacon, your pre-cooked meats.

“Take those out.”

Get enough sleep

Nichole says seven hours sleep a night is essential.

"It balances your hormones and helps your cells rebuild, your muscles rebuild."

Don't skip breakfast

She also warns viewers not to skip breakfast,

"Waking up each day and being hungry in the morning is actually the sigh of a healthy metabolism."

Don't be fooled by high protein products

Nichole urges people to not be fooled by the misconception that ‘high-protein’ labels mean a food is a healthy choice.

"High protein cookies, high protein doughnuts, high protein [crisps] are still doughnuts, cookies and [crisps]."

Featured Image Credit: @oncology.nutrition.rd/Tiktok

Topics: Health, Cancer, TikTok, Food And Drink