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Cancer and its treatment can change how food tastes and smells, lower your appetite, or make you feel queasy. Eating healthy can be hard to do, but it is an essential part of healing and recovery.
Following a healthy diet means eating and drinking enough foods and liquids that have important nutrients. This includes fruits, vegetables, protein, vitamins, minerals, fat, water and carbohydrates.
Eating well while you’re being treated for cancer can help you:
The way you eat during and after cancer treatment may be different than how you have in the past. You may find that your diet changes throughout treatment depending on how you feel, especially if you are struggling with cancer-related side effects.
For most people, a healthy diet includes:
Talk to your dietitian and cancer care team about a healthy meal plan for you, and learn what can be done to manage the side effects of treatment.
In the meantime, try these tips to eat healthy:
Don’t be afraid to experiment with new foods, including adding a seasoning or spice to improve the flavor
How do you eat healthy and battle the side effects of cancer? Tell us in the below comments.
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