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Table 2 Nutrition recommendations

From: Nutrition therapy with high intensity interval training to improve prostate cancer-related fatigue in men on androgen deprivation therapy: a study protocol

Food/Nutrient Serving summary Recommendation
Total Energy Intake As specified by your Accredited Practising Dietitian, using the Harris-Benedict equation. Within requirements
Saturated fat 1 serve = 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 sweet biscuit. Excess fat on meat, full-cream dairy, take-away foods, cakes, bakery items, processed meats, vegetable oil. <10% total energy
Refined Carbohydrates Serving size = 1 (40g) Donut, 30g potato chips, 12 hot chips, 1 can of soft drink (375ml), ½ small chocolate bar (25g) Limit consumption
Whole Grains 1 serve = 1 slice of multigrain bread, ½ cup oats, 4-6 serves per day
Fruits and Vegetables One serving = 1 medium piece (apple, banana, orange, pear), 2 small pieces (e.g. apricot, kiwifruit, plums), ½ cup of tomato, ½ cup or carrot, ½ cup green beans, ½ cup of pumpkin, 100g mixed frozen vegetables 2 fruits and 5 vegetables per day
Fibre Aim for 30g/day through your grains, vegetables, and fruit intake 30g/day through grains, fruits and vegetable intake
Lentils/Beans 1 cup per day of cooked or canned legumes/beans such as lentil, chick peas or split peas 1 cup per day
Lean Meats Lean meats 3-4 times per week. Serving size of 65g include beef, lamb, veal, port, and 80g for chicken, turkey, duck, and 2 large eggs Lean meats 3-4 times per week
Meats with carcinogenic properties Red charred meat, visible from over cooking or burning the mean. Processed meats (i.e. salami, sausage) Reduce or eliminate
Oily Fish 100g per serve of fresh salmon, tuna, trout 2-3 times per week
Dairy 1 cup of fresh, reduced fat milk, or soy milk 2-3 serves per day
Nuts and Seeds 30g (handful) of almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seed, sunflower seeds 30g per day
Alcohol and discretionary foods 1 standard drink of alcohol = 375ml mid strength beer, 1 glass of wine, 30ml spirit. Discretionary foods = biscuits 0-2 standard serves of alcohol, and reduce or eliminate discretionary foods.