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lfondots63's picture
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Joined: Jan 2006

Hi Everyone,

I was surfing the web today and I just wanted to post this. It confirms what we have been saying about keeping up your nutrition while on chemo.

Get plenty of protein. Protein rebuilds and repairs damaged (and normally aging) body tissue. The estimated protein needs are 0.5-0.6 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Example: A 150-pound person needs 75-90 grams of protein per day. The best sources of protein include foods from the dairy group (8 oz. milk = 8 grams protein) and meats (meat, fish, or poultry = 7 grams of protein per ounce).

Drink plenty of fluids. A minimum of 8 cups of fluid per day will prevent dehydration. (That's 64 ounces, 2 quarts or 1 half-gallon). Fluids can include juice, milk, broth, milkshakes, gelatin, and other beverages. Of course, water is fine, too. Beverages containing caffeine do NOT count. Keep in mind that you'll need more fluids if you have treatment side effects such as vomiting or diarrhea.

Isn't it great to be RIGHT! Of course we would say WATER and GOOD PROTEIN! Hugs to everyone!

Lisa F

JADot's picture
Posts: 720
Joined: Jan 2006

Yup, organic chicken rules! It got me through 16 rounds of chemo just fine!

....and lots of greentea, although it didn't count :)


KathiM's picture
Posts: 8077
Joined: Aug 2005

WOW! I musta been psychic!!!!

I STILL love my water!

Hugs, Kathi

Posts: 719
Joined: Feb 2005

Yep, Yep, Yep. Good quality protein is a great thing...While we are on the subject, I'd like to sell moving away from red meat. It is hard on our systems -- or intestines. So, If anyone is inclined -- or interested...Try it. All the best and thanks for the reminder. ANYTHING nutritional is really worth a post here!!! Take care - Maura

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