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candu
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Joined: Jun 2005

Anyone have some good recepies that cover good nutrition during chemo?
I sure would appreciate some guidance.
Thanks

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Marcia527
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Joined: Jul 2006

I bought a cookbook. The Cancer Recovery Healthy Exchanges Cookbook by JoAnna M. Lund. It also has tips for eating during chemo.

24242
Posts: 1417
Joined: Mar 2001

Mixing frozen fruit like bananas and strawberries or other berries with yogurt and fruit juice an amazing way to get all fruit in one serving and I also found drinking nutrition much easier than eating.
Tara

gazelle17
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Joined: Oct 2013

Hi Tara,

My nurse told me I shouldn't get any raw fruits or vegetables for risk of infections. Pretty much everything that has a thin skin should be avoided raw or washed five times. I decided to make a big puree of fruits (apples, strawberries, pears). Did you girls have the same advice from your doctors?

New Flower
Posts: 4100
Joined: Aug 2009

Hi Gazelle

Yes, please follow your nurse advice. It is easy for your stomach to digest cooked fruits and vegetables. I think if you peal aples, pear, it will be fine. Oranges and lemons could atribute additional acidity to your stamack and they are not recommended during Chemo

candu
Posts: 30
Joined: Jun 2005

Thanks Marcia....I will get this book this weekend.
Candu

candu
Posts: 30
Joined: Jun 2005

Sorry...haven't gotten use to this format....let me also thanks Lizzie and Tara as well.
These discussion boards REALLY help!
Candu

lizzie17
Posts: 533
Joined: Nov 2009

What always appeals to me is oatmeal and a little milk. I figure it is a little nutrition and it always stays in.

gazelle17
Posts: 6
Joined: Oct 2013

Yes, I love oatmeal in the morning. It's perfect. I've been having all sorts of side effects with chemo ( terrible constipation first then diareah then now a bit of nausea) and I'm desperately searching everywhere for good nutrition advice. So far I heard that limiting red meat, bad fats and sweets and having a diet rich in leafy veggies, grains, legumes and nuts is the way to go. If anyone has great recipes to share or sites to visit, this would be very much appreciated. I just started chemo and waoh! this is quite miserable...

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