While it is your best defense in fighting off cancer, chemotherapy comes with serious side effects that can be extremely difficult to deal with. One of the most significant challenges of chemo is maintaining a healthy diet, which is imperative for staying strong and for fighting infections. Chemotherapy can be responsible for a wide range of problems and issues that interfere with your eating habits. Chemo can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, appetite loss, dry mouth, sore throat, loss of taste and smell and fluctuation of weight. All inhibiting your ability to maintain a healthy diet.
The graphic that can be found below, 20 Healthy Diet Tips for Chemotherapy, can be helpful for anyone who themselves are undergoing or will soon undergo chemo or if you know someone who is or will be. The guide suggests tips that are simple and easy to follow and can be the perfect guide to tape to the refrigerator door. If you can make eating more enjoyable and nutritious during your treatment, you’re going to feel much healthier and be much healthier as time goes on.
Of course, when in doubt, never hesitate to consult with your physician or a dietitian to develop a plan to combat your dietary-related symptoms that are affecting you. Feel free to check out the infographic below for some dietary inspiration!