Even while being a literal life saver, chemotherapy comes with its own side effects that can be very difficult to deal with, as anyone who has been through it or knows someone who has been through it well knows. One of the most significant challenges that one may face during chemotherapy is their ability to main a healthy diet. A healthy diet is imperative at this time because it helps your body fight off infections and maintain strength.
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. 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 and 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.