While it is your best defense in fighting off cancer, chemotherapy comes with serious side effects that can be extremely difficult to deal with. One of the most noteworthy difficulties of chemotherapy is keeping up a healthy diet, which the body needs to battle disease and look after quality. Chemotherapy can be responsible for a wide range of problems and issues that interfere with your eating habits. Chemo can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, appetite loss, dry mouth, sore throat, loss of taste and smell and fluctuation of weight. All inhibiting 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. We’d recommend even taping it to your fridge as a reminder! Whatever you can do that makes eating more enjoyable and nutritional is going to be worthwhile because you’ll feel so much healthier even during the tough times.
Don’t let this guide be the be-all and end-all either. Consult your physician or a dietician if you have questions or concerns about your diet plan going forward. Continue reading the guide for some dietary inspiration!