While it may be your best option, chemotherapy can come with its own set of struggles and side effects. Chemotherapy can cause a wide range of issues that interfere with healthy eating. Things like alterations to your appetite and your sense or taste and smell. You may experience diarrhea or constipation, severe weight loss or gain, and/or pains from dry mouth or mouth sores. Nausea is also a common side effect that can get in the way of maintaining a healthy diet. This is especially problematic because being well fed with healthy food is imperative to your overall health as your body needs energy to fight off the cancer and any other ailments.
The infographic below, 20 Healthy Diet Tips for Chemotherapy, is important reading for anyone who is undergoing or soon to undergo chemotherapy. The tips are easy to follow and simple enough to keep in mind. Anything that will make eating more enjoyable and more nutritious during the course of treatment will be beneficial as you will feel stronger and healthier to fight off the cancer and side effects of chemo.
Consulting a physician or a dietician to plan out your diet is always recommended, and this guide does not exist to take the place of the experts, but it can be a good start. Continue reading the guide for dietary inspiration.