To Be Encouraged – may be consumed daily
Not Recommended – should not be included in meal plan during cancer treatment due to risk of food contamination and/or known carcinogen
|Food Group||To Be Encouraged||Not Recommended|
|Milk and Dairy Products||Milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, milkshakes, flavoured milk, yogurt drink, cultured milk.
Milk alternative e.g. oats milk, rice milk, nut milk, etc.
|Unpasteurized raw milk.
Cheese containing uncooked vegetables and spices, such as chilli peppers, "Mouldy" and soft cheeses, such as blue cheese, Roquefort, Stilton, brie, feta, or farmer's cheese.
|Egg||Whole eggs – boiled, scrambled, omelette, steamed eggs.||Raw egg, soft runny eggs, poached eggs, and sunny side up.
Salted eggs and century eggs.
|Meat and Poultry||Chicken, turkey, lean meat.||Raw or undercooked meat, poultry.
Processed meats e.g. ham, bacon, sausages, luncheon meat, canned meat.
Salt-cured, smoked and charcoal broiled meats.
|Fish and Shellfish||All type of fishes, fresh water, and deep-sea water fishes.
Prawns, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, squid.
|Raw fish (sashimi), raw seafood and raw shellfish, half cooked oyster, clams.
Salted, smoked or pickled.
|Fruits||Most type of fresh fruits e.g. cantaloupe, mangos, papaya and guava, grapes, apricot, peaches, orange, kiwi, banana, etc.
Cut fruit and fresh fruit juices when eating out.
|Vegetables||Fresh or frozen vegetables.
Dark green vegetables e.g. spinach, asparagus, green peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, watercress, other greens.
Root vegetables e.g. potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrot, turnip, tapioca.
Variety of dark orange, red, yellow vegetables.
|Raw vegetables, uncooked sprouts (alfalfa, mung bean, others).
Salads from salad bar or deli or when eating out.
|Cereal Foods and Grains||Whole grains, wheat, wheat germ, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains bread, wholemeal pasta, barley.
White bread, white flour, pasta, polished rice.
|Beans, legumes, Nuts and Seeds||Soya bean and its products, kidney beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, etc.
Nuts e.g. almond, walnut, cashew, pecan, etc.
Seeds e.g. sunflower, sesame, etc.
Nut butter, peanut butter, cashew spread
|Unroasted or uncooked, raw nuts and seeds.|
|Fats, oil and dressings||Mono-unsaturated fats (in canola and olive oil, olives, avocados).
Polyunsaturated fats (in soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, etc).
Oil based and vinegar dressing, low fat salad dressing.
|Saturated fats such as ghee, lard.
Trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils, cottonseed oils, palm kernel.
Fresh, prepared salads and salad dressings that is stored in the deli counter.
|Beverages||Water, clear soup, homemade barley drink, chrysanthemum tea, electrolyte drink.
Nutritionally complete supplements (if necessary) such as Ensure, Resource, Enercal Plus.
Tea, coffee, malted drinks.
|Unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices, Sun-tea or other "cold brewed" teas and drinks, Uncooked brewer’s yeast, alcohol.|
|Sweet Preserves and Spreads||Naturally sweetened.
Sugars and sucrose sweetened.
|Artificial sweetener, sweetened with sorbitol, xylitol.|
|Herb and Spices||All type, added into cooking.|
|Sauces, marinades, condiments||Barbecue sauce, ketchup, meat marinades, mustards, soy sauce, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce spices and herbs, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, wine, etc.|