Dining At Oasis of Hope
One of the best aspects of your stay at Oasis of Hope will be the buffet meals. They will prove to you that food choices designed to prevent and control cancer can be delicious!
The type of diet that appears to minimize cancer risk is low in "high-quality" animal protein and saturated animal fats, and rich in lower-glycemic-index carbohydrates from whole grains, pasta, beans, fruit and fruit juices. It also features phytonutrient-rich vegetables – particularly cruciferous and allium vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic and onions that boost the body's production of protective enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. Keeping the diet low to moderate in added fats or oils can work with regular exercise to promote leanness and good insulin sensitivity, which aid the prevention and control of many types of cancer.
So that is what you will find at Oasis – delicious foods prepared from whole grains, pasta, beans, soy, fruits, vegetables, and natural juices, with modest amounts of added oils and nuts. Small portions of poultry or fish are also served occasionally, for patients who choose to adopt a "Mediterranean" style diet rather than a strictly plant-based (vegan) approach. What you won't find are fatty meats and the typical "junk foods" made with refined carbohydrates, oils and synthetic additives. The food at Oasis of Hope is lightly salted, in recognition of the adverse impact of salty diets on vascular health.
If this is a new style of eating for you, you may be surprised to learn how delicious it can be! Our hope is that you will take this style of eating home with you, so that you can protect not only your own health, but that of your family as well.