Cancer Nutrition

Ms Haritha Shyam, Cancer Nutrition Article, Nutritionist
Cancer nutrition refers to the specific dietary needs and recommendations for individuals with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can impact an individual's appetite, digestion, metabolism, and nutrient requirements, making proper nutrition a crucial aspect of their treatment and recovery. A cancer-specific diet may aim to improve outcomes, reduce side effects, and maintain a patient's overall health and well-being.

Some key aspects of cancer nutrition include:

  • Maintaining a healthy body weight: Some cancers and cancer treatments can cause weight loss or weight gain, so it's important to have a balanced diet to help maintain a healthy weight.

  • Consuming enough protein: Cancer treatments can increase protein needs, so it's important to include high-protein foods in your diet, such as poultry, fish, meat, dairy products, legumes, and nuts.

  • Staying hydrated: Cancer treatments can cause dehydration, so it's important to drink plenty of fluids, especially water.

  • Limiting sugar: High sugar intake has been linked to a higher risk of cancer, so it's important to limit sugary drinks and snacks.

  • Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, which help protect against cellular damage.

It's important to remember that everyone's nutritional needs are different and that individuals should consult a registered dietitian or healthcare provider to develop a personalized plan that meets their specific needs.

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