Maintaining a Healthy Diet During Chemotherapy

While it may be your best option, chemotherapy can be accompanied by some serious side effects, as anyone who has had it knows all too well. One of the most significant side effects of chemo is its effect on your eating habits. Chemo can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, 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. A healthy diet at this time is imperative as it helps your body fight off infection and maintain strength.

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 dietician 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!

 
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