Maintaining A Healthy Diet During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a literal life-safer for those diagnosed with cancer but that doesn’t mean that chemo doesn’t come with its own side effects that can be difficult to deal with. Something anyone who’s gone through it knows all too well. For example, one of the more significant challenges is your diet during chemotherapy. Maintaining a healthy diet is extremely important during these times because it’s what strengthens your body during your fragile state. A healthy diet will help fight off infections and help you maintain your overall strength.

Chemo can be responsible for a myriad of issues that interfere with your food intake. It can cause you to loss your sense of taste and smell, it can cause sore throats, dry mouths, vomiting, constipation and nausea, all resulting in fluctuations of weight and strength levels. These causes can greatly interfere in your ability to maintain a healthy diet.

The infographic below, 20 Healthy Diet Tips for Chemotherapy, is important reading for anyone who is undergoing or soon to undergo chemotherapy. The tips are easy to follow and simple enough to keep in mind. Anything that will make eating more enjoyable and more nutritious during the course of treatment will be beneficial as you will feel stronger and healthier to fight off the cancer and side effects of chemo.

Consulting a physician or a dietician to plan out your diet is always recommended. This guide does not exist to take the place of the experts, but it can be a good start. Continue reading the guide for dietary inspiration.

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Written by Danielle White
Medical Writer & Editor

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