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The Meals to Heal Cookbook: 150 Easy, Nutritionally Balanced Recipes to Nourish You during Your Fight with Cancer by Jessica Iannotta, Susan Bratton

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Safe Food Handling

Safe food handling is an important component of healthy cooking for everyone, but especially for the cancer patient. This is because many cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, making it more susceptible to infection, including that from food. Many aspects of food preparation can introduce unnecessary bacteria, especially if you are unaware of the appropriate steps to follow. By following the guidelines outlined in this chapter, the introduction of potentially harmful bacteria can be avoided just by being more aware when you purchase, store, clean, prepare, thaw, cook, serve, and reheat your foods.

Purchasing Food

When shopping for food, select nonperishable foods first, and then purchase refrigerated or frozen foods ...

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