What Should I Eat to Ensure Good Nutrition?
The key to ensuring good nutrition is having a balanced diet, and by ensuring you consume food from each food group. You can use ‘My Healthy Plate’ as a reference to plan your meals. If your appetite is reduced, you may want to consider adding some high-energy foods like cake and kueh, or yoghurt and ice cream, which can be eaten as a dessert or as snacks between meals, to boost energy intake. You can also try different cooking methods.
In general, a healthy balanced diet should be sufficient for you to maintain good nutritional status. However, you may need to modify it when you encounter nutrition-related problems during your treatment. Examples of side effects that can be helped through dietary changes include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating and wind
- Taste changes
- Mouth and throat problems
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss