Chemotherapy may be your best bet on surviving cancer but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its own negative effects, as anyone who has been through chemo knows well. One of the more challenging side effects is its disruption to your diet. 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, which your body needs to fight off infection and maintain strength. At this point, your body needs all nutrients it can get.
The graphic that can be found below, 20 Healthy Diet Tips for Chemotherapy, can be a healthy guide for anyone experiencing or knows someone experiencing eating issues while undergoing chemotherapy. The tips are easy to follow and simple enough to keep in mind. If you can make eating more enjoyable and more nutritious during the course of treatment, then you’re going to feel healthier and be healthier as time goes on.
Of course, if these tips and all else fails, consult with your physician or a dietician to review your diet plans. Continue reading for dietary inspiration.