Maintaining a Healthy Diet During Chemotherapy

Sarah Health

While it is your best defense for certain kinds of cancer, chemotherapy comes with a multitude of side effects. One of the more challenging side effects is its disruption to your diet. 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.

This is especially difficult because at this weakened state, your body needs all nutrients it can get. Maintaining strength to fend off infection is key, and your diet is a big part of that.

We’ve put together a guide below that can help you on your diet journey during this tough time. The tips are fairly simple and are easy to follow! Anything that helps your diet during chemotherapy will make all the difference.

Of course, if these tips and all else fails, consult with your physician or a dietician to review your diet plans. Continue reading for dietary inspiration.