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Good nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, but it can be challenging. Your appetite may change, and the way food tastes and smells may be different. How do you eat well so you can better heal and recover?
Throughout your treatment, how you handle, clean, prepare and store foods is going to be more important than ever, even if you haven’t had issues in the past. Because cancer and its treatment can weaken your immune system, you may be more susceptible to developing a foodborne illness like food poisoning.
Try following these four steps when cooking:
Since some foods have a higher risk of becoming tainted with bacteria, you should also avoid these foods during treatment:
Modifying your food regime at home doesn’t mean you can’t dine out at a restaurant anymore. You just need to plan ahead and think about what you are going to eat before you get there.
Because your kitchen at home is different than a kitchen at a restaurant, try eating out at a time when restaurants are less crowded, so you can communicate your needs with the server. Follow these tips when dining out:
What foods do you avoid throughout treatment? Tell us in the below comments.
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