Healthy Eating with Chemo
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 to help 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 a lot.
During the chemo process eating can be challenging, eat several small servings throughout the day. I advise to eat 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 sweets.
You may want to eat 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
Caluiflower, 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 is to keep me healthy and strong
Thank you so much