Being diagnosed with cancer and the subsequent treatments can have a major impact on your appetite and sense of taste.
But you shouldn't have to compromise on flavour by settling for bland, boring foods. Instead, be a little more mindful about what you're consuming and play around with different types of food and beverage combinations to find what suits your mood and palate.
We asked our Brave Beauties to share with us the healthy habits they adopted to help them have a more pleasant and nutritious experience with food both during and after their cancer treatment. Here are their Top Five Tips For Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy.
1. Add natural flavours to water
2. Eliminate junk
3. Eat soft foods and try drinking protein shakes
4. Be mindful of citrus and acidic foods
5. Avoid alcohol
Avoiding alcohol is important as consuming it can interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy, not to mention how it can contribute to nausea and cause dehydration.
To stay hydrated, stick to fluids such as broths, naturally flavoured water and herbal tea.
Of course it is important to discuss which healthy eating tactics are right for you and therefore we strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.
Take care of you. xx