Cancer Patient Nutrition During & After Chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments
Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can be hard on your body. Fortunately, making healthy food choices can help you feel better and speed your recovery. Your body needs enough calories and nutrients to stay strong. But the disease can make it hard to get what you need, which can be different before, during, and after treatment. And sometimes, you just won’t feel like eating. It can also change the way the body processes nutrients, affect a patient’s appetite and cause other side effects that lead to eating problems.
I can help you and your loved in developing the optimum diet, that would not only make them fight the disease better but can slowly heal them as well
You don’t need a drastic diet makeover. Just a few simple tricks to make good-for-you foods easy and appetizing.
Foods to include in your diet as a cancer patient:
Experts at the Outpatient Pharmacy, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), a member of the SingHealth group, advise patients to eat the right foods before, during and after treatment.
- Tomatoes, carrots, peas, pumpkins and robes for vitamins and fiber
- Tomatoes, tomato paste and parsley (especially good for patients with prostate cancer)
- Spicy vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage contain plant chemicals that can make poor estrogen good estrogen, reduce the risk of cancer and the risk of relapse
- Asparagus and Brussal for their rich antioxidants
- Bitter gourds for lowering blood sugar
- Green green vegetables for calcium and iron
- Oranges supply vitamin C.
- Bananas, kiwis, peaches, mangoes, pears and strawberries for vitamins and fibers
- Avocado, guava, apricots, figs, plums and raisins for energy
- Lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, tauhu and taukwa
- Dairy products, nuts, dried beans, dhals and chickpeas
- Fish and soy products (especially good for patients with prostate cancer)
- Rice, pasta, chapatti, whole grain bread and pasta
- Whole grains, oats, corn, potatoes, beans and dairy products
- Honey is moderately eaten because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help prevent infections
Food to avoid as a cancer patient
- Fried, grilled, grilled, fried meat from submission to high temperature animal protein creates carcinogenic by-products called heterocyclic amines.
- Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and fatty foods
- Red meat and processed meat such as bacon, ham, sausages
- Preserves like pickles, jams, kiam chye (salted green mustard) and eggs in the century because they contain carcinogenic nitrite
In addition, cancer patients should keep away from unnecessary intake of vitamin supplements because they act as antioxidants and interfere with chemotherapy when taken in high doses.