February 4 World Cancer Day

Eat healthy, live well, stay away from stress and treat yourself well. Thus, there is nothing that cannot be overcome.

Today, I want to talk about reducing the risk of developing cancer and nutrition in this process.

We know that the drugs taken during this process and the treatment process can cause many side effects and both social life and diet are affected. But we are always with you to minimize this, to maintain body resistance and to provide the necessary nutritional support supplements to fight the disease.

Our recommendations to prevent cancer formation;

Foods with high nutritional value, namely; a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes
Avoid foods that contain processed meat, sugar, sweeteners, and refined grains.
Avoid alcohol and smoking
We should continue physical activity and sleep regularly

So how should it be fed during the recovery chemotherapy process?

Small but frequent feeding is effective in controlling food intake.
One of the most common problems experienced by patients during treatment is loss of appetite. Therefore, food intake can be increased by feeding little and often. Foods such as nuts and bananas, which are sources of energy, may be among your preferences.

Chemotherapy drugs can affect the sense of taste, sense of smell, swallowing and chewing functions. In such cases; You can use various spices (basil, thyme, rosemary, cumin).

Mouth or Throat Sores:
•Stay away from smoking and alcohol use. •Eat cold or room temperature foods.
You should avoid bitter, spicy, acidic and salty foods.
• Take plenty of fluids.
• If you cannot swallow solid foods, you can puree them.

Nausea and Vomiting:
Eat little, often and slowly.
• When you have nausea, you can consume dry foods such as crackers, toast, roasted chickpeas. Avoid fatty foods, strong-smelling foods, and high-sugar foods.

Chemotherapy drugs can cause diarrhea by affecting intestinal cells. In case of diarrhea, take care to drink plenty of fluids.
Avoid oily, fried, spicy foods. •Do not consume raw vegetables and salads.
•Stay away from fruits such as plums, apricots, pears, melons, and vegetables with high fiber content such as broccoli, zucchini and peas.
You can consume rice porridge or pasta, regular or probiotic yogurt.
•You can eat saltine crackers, salty biscuits.
•You can choose bananas, peaches, peeled apples and boiled potatoes.

When you experience constipation, take care to consume 8-10 glasses of water a day.
• Increase your fluid intake. (Herbal teas, compote, compote, fruit juices)
•Increase your fibrous food intake.
•You can consume whole wheat bread, bulgur, oats, legumes, vegetables and fruits. •You can consume dried fruit (apricot, fig, plum, etc.).

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