We talked about taking vitamins with chemo. Which is correct but we also need to talk about healthy eating. A lot of those vitamins is taken with food. Yes food.
You hear a lot of people say they cannot eat because of the chemo. It gives the food a metallic taste, for most reasons. Yes it does. Some say it makes them nausea, Yes it does. Some say they have no appetite. Yes also correct.
I’m here to say food plays a huge part of healing. Not just any food. Healthy foods. You can eat any kinds of foods but it will affect you.
First drink plenty plenty water at least 2 liter a day. It’s to helps kidney function and helps the flow of the medication. Water also helps prevent sores from forming in your mouth. Chemo will cause dry mouth. With dry mouth you can get sores in your mouth but drinking water helps prevent it. Sometime you may not want to drink as much water. I keep Pedilyte, Yes the baby kind, because I found that the adult Gatorade and Power Drinks was too sweet.
During the chemo process eating can be challenging, eat several small servings throughout the day. I advise eating slowly and be still after so your food can settle. It is very busy inside your body. You can actually feel the noise and that what makes you nauseated.
In case of nausea, eat dry foods like crackers or something a little salty.
Try to avoid as many sweets as you can. Even fruit can be a problem. Stick to the tart fruit. They are more settling.
You may want eating foods like:
Oatmeal- it is naturally rich in fiber and antioxidants which helps aid many systems in the body.
Avocado has- Vitamins C, E, K, and B6. It also has Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Magnesium and Potassium.
Eggs has- Vitamin B12, Folate, Biotin and Pantothenic acid(vitamin of the B-complex)
Bone Broth has- Iron, Vitamin A and K, Fatty acids, Selenium, Zinc and Manganese
Almonds and other nuts has- High sources of vitamin E, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B, Niacin, Thiamine and Folate
Pumpkin seeds- rich in Manganese and Vitamin K
Broccoli, has- Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Niacin
Kale has,- Vitamin A, K, B6, C, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese
Spinach has- Vitamin A, K, B6, C, Calcium, Folic Acid, and Iron
Cauliflower, has- Vitamin C, K, B6 and Folate
Smoothies are made from fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables which contains many sources of vitamins.
Crackers or Bread – has very little vitamin but helps very well with nausea.
Fish has- Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-complex, Nicotinic Acid, Biotin Folic and Vitamin B12
Chicken is good for- High protein, Healthy bones, Stress reliever and Immunity boost
These are some foods you can eat to help you get the vitamins and nutrients you need for your body. It can help you through your healing process and wean you off the Vitamins. It helped me.
These are some food I was eating and still do. It keeps me healthy and strong
Thank you so much