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Sheryl Crow Is the Picture of (and on) Health

When I think of breast cancer survivors, Sheryl Crow is one of the first people to pop into my mind. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with the disease and is now happy to say she's cancer-free. These days, this down-to-earth, single mom is a breast cancer advocate, and in a candid interview with Health magazine, she talks about ways she's taking care of herself to stay healthy. Here's what she said about her diet.

"When I first got diagnosed, I went to this great nutritionist who specializes in disease prevention and well-being, and I still incorporate her tips like eating omega-3s — I eat salmon or other fish at least three times a week. I eat a lot of walnuts, almonds, colorful vegetables, and prunes, which get such a bad rap but are loaded with antioxidants. I also drink pomegranate juice and keep a vat of tomato soup around or some kind of tomato sauce, because it has lycopene. And one big thing I learned was that so much of wellness depends on your body getting rid of waste. So I eat a lot of Fiber One, which has 14 grams of fiber per serving."

Getting your fill of omega-3s, antioxidants like lycopene, and fiber have all been found to help prevent breast cancer, so following Sheryl's advice is a great way to put prevention into your own hands.

To hear what Sheryl said about her exercise plan,


"I try to do something every day that’s sports-related, and I like to be outside. I love riding my bike, and playing tennis, and paddle surfing. I don’t love going to the gym, but I’ll do it if it’s rainy."

Research has shown that vigorous exercise (running, fast jogging, aerobics, bicycling on hills, etc.) can reduce the risk of breast cancer by about 30 percent in normal-weight women, so get moving like Sheryl to help prevent this disease. The singer also tries to rid her life of stress, lets out her emotions rather than bottling them up, and doesn't deny herself one of her favorite guilty pleasures — Lay's potato chips.

fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
Mmm.. I love prunes, they taste like candy! :)
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
mamasita no, don't say that! Wildflower is my all-time favorite album of hers! I do like Globe Sessions though. Her albums are pretty consistently great. I really do think that if we were all eating more fiber, we would all be much more healthy
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
ditto Spectra, they're so sweet and rich and juicy :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Eating antioxidants is a great thing to do to help prevent cancer and it probably helps your body recover from cancer/treatment much faster than if you don't eat them. I like that she's embracing such a healthy lifestyle. I think she looks great, especially since she's almost 50. BTW, prunes rule! I like them too and my husband makes fun of me for eating them but I don't care; they're good!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 8 years
Agreed. She looks amazing, and it's good to hear that she's living such a healthy lifestyle!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
now if she could only write albums like The Globe Sessions again, I'd be happy.... but I am glad she's taking such good care of herself and setting a good example of balance
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