What are Superfoods and Can They Fight Cancer? [Podcast]

March 5, 2018

What should we eat, and what shouldn’t we eat? What keeps cancer patients healthy, and what can help fend off cancer in the first place? These are big questions, and it can be hard to tell the difference between a nutritional myth and a nutritional fact.

"Superfoods," such as berries, are advertised as foods with extreme health benefits.
“Superfoods,” such as berries, are advertised as foods with extreme health benefits.

“Superfood,” a relatively new term, refers to foods that have certain supposed very good health benefits. In this episode, Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, a senior clinical nutritionist in Nutrition Services at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, helps us uncover what the real deal is with these foods — and whether they can help cancer patients.

Learn more about nutrition from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.