Sometimes, it can seem like the side effects from cancer and its treatment are endless. From kicking chemo brain to dealing with hair loss and managing insomnia, managing cancer-related side effects is an ongoing challenge. What do you do if your taste in foods has changed too?
If food is no longer appetizing to you, tastes bitter, metallic, bland, or tastes the same, try mixing up your cooking routine and experimenting with foods, marinates, spices or drinks that are different than what you normally eat.
The American Cancer Society recommends you:
It may also help to pay close attention to where and how you’re eating. Instead of eating with your normal dinnerware, try plastic flatware, cups and plates (especially if foods taste metallic). Avoid eating in a room that is too stuffy or too warm, and serve foods cold or at room temperature so they are easier to tolerate.
If you are still having trouble:
Taste changes can lead to weight loss and loss of appetite. If food isn’t appealing to you, talk to your cancer team. Your care team can recommend a specific diet to make sure you stay nourished throughout your treatment.
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