Eating well means taking a diet –variety and well-balanced one which provides all the calories and nutrients needed like-protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Three meals every day, that should include foods that the patient enjoys.
Energy-rich foods are carbohydrates like-bread, rice, pasta, yam, potatoes, chapattis and cereals for each meal.
Protein-rich foods are—meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, beans, yoghurt, tofu or lentils at least twice a day.
Food with minerals and vitamins include fruits and vegetables that should be included in every meal like carrots, cucumber, apples, plums, pears, oranges and peaches.
Fluids like-apart from water, tea, coffee, fruit juice, soups, milky drinks and smoothies at least six to eight cups, can squeeze a lime, add a fruit juice to water for better taste.
Avoid consuming alcohol totally during chemo treatment as chemotherapy is taxing on the liver.
Kidneys need plenty of fluid to excrete chemotherapy medicines.