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7 Diet Tips During Chemotherapy

Treatment takes a toll on your body. Even if you’re not very active during treatment, you need plenty of calories to keep you going. This is not the time to choose “light” foods. Photo: Pexels

(Indranil Mallick/ Very Well Health) — Chemotherapy drugs can really mess up your diet. There’s poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, sore mouth and an increased chance of getting an infection. So how should you plan your diet during chemotherapy? Here are some tips on eating while on treatment.

Chemotherapy kills your appetite as surely as it kills cancer cells. The very thought of food may make your stomach turn. Try some of the following to make eating a more tolerable experience:

  • Get a little bit of exercise before your meals if you can. Take a walk around the block to try to stimulate your appetite. 
  • Variety can help — switch things up by trying new foods and recipes or eating in a different location. (…)

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