You probably already know which aisles to find your favorite foods at the grocery store, but during cancer treatment, your shopping list may change.
Cancer and cancer treatment can affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. It can also change how food tastes and smells, lower your appetite or make you feel queasy.
Because we are all different, the side effects from treatment vary from person to person. Eating the right kinds of food can give your body the nutrients it needs to stay strong and fight the disease.
First, ask your medical team about how to maintain a healthy diet during cancer treatment. Then, consider adding these items to your grocery list as tolerated based on symptoms:
The American Cancer Society offers more healthy items to have in your cupboard, refrigerator and freezer.
Just as there foods you should eat during treatment, there are also foods you should avoid to reduce your risk of food poisoning. Pay attention to the labels, follow good food washing techniques, and keep these foods off your shopping list:
Need a good recipe? Try making a yummy sherbet shake, tangy protein smoothie or homemade soup.
What is on your shopping list? Tell us in the below comments.
Learn more about eating healthy during cancer treatment.
Find more healthy recipes from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
If you have reached this screen, your current device or browser is unable to access the full Edward-Elmhurst Health Web site.
To see the full site, please upgrade your browser to the most recent version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. If you cannot upgrade your browser, you can remain on this site.