Diet Solutions to problems during Cancer Treatment
Diet related solutions for the problems patients face when they undergo cancer treatment
Many face health-related problems during treatment of cancer which is quite common. Here are some solutions-
Have smaller and frequent meals filled with nutrient dense foods. Make your meals look and taste delicious.
Have light and low-fat foods. Eat dry, salty crackers and avoid milk products. Take enough liquids and breathe fresh air. Don't lie down immediately after eating.
Nausea and Vomiting:
Eat soft, moist food at room temperature and drink with a straw. Avoid spicy, salty, acidic foods and also hot or cold foods.
Sore mouth or throat:
Eat moist food, have liquids during and between meals. Avoid thick liquids and chew sugarless gum or suck on mints.
Eat strongly flavored food with spices. Put emphasis on texture and aroma while cooking. Avoid bland and unsalted food.
Have small and frequent meals with high-calorie foods and avoid low-fat or no-fat milk products etc. Use calorie-dense food supplements after consulting the doctor.
Drink water and rehydration drinks. Consume soluble fiber and potassium rich foods. Limit fructose and avoid gas-forming foods and drinks.
Include whole grains, dried fruit to your diet. Extra fluids and exercise helps with constipation. Avoid caffeine.
Eat small, frequent meals and have a pureed diet. Drink 6-8 cups of fluids and thicken the fluid to the consistency easy to swallow.