Maintaining a Nutritious Diet Throughout ChemotherapyJanuary 17, 2024
While chemotherapy is a literal life-saver, it brings along challenging side effects that those who have experienced it well understand. One of the major hurdles during chemotherapy is sustaining a healthy diet, essential for the body’s ability to combat infection and maintain strength. Chemotherapy introduces a range of issues that impact healthy eating in diverse ways, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, appetite loss, taste or smell alterations making eating unpleasant, dry mouth, mouth sores, sore throat, lactose intolerance, and fluctuations in weight.
The infographic provided below, “20 Healthy Diet Tips for Chemotherapy,” is a valuable resource for individuals undergoing or preparing for chemotherapy. The tips are user-friendly and concise, making them easy to remember or even tape to the refrigerator door. Enhancing the enjoyment and nutritional value of your meals during treatment can contribute to feeling healthier and maintaining overall well-being over time.
If these suggestions prove insufficient, do not hesitate to seek guidance from your physician, a nurse, or a dietician. They can review your situation and assist in devising a plan to address any dietary-related symptoms you may be experiencing. Continue reading for dietary inspiration.
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