Cancer Care Program

Comprehensive information about cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and care for Nova Scotians.

Eating Well During Treatment

Eating well during your treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Even when you don’t feel like eating, it is important to:

  • eat lots of vegetables and fruits.
  • drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
  • choose whole-grain breads, rice, pasta, and noodles.
  • eat protein-rich foods, such as lean meats, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, beans, and nuts. This will help to keep your muscles strong.
  • get enough calcium by drinking milk, and eating yogurt or cheese. This will help to keep your bones strong.
  • if you drink alcohol, limit your intake to 1 to 2 drinks a day.

If you are having trouble eating, swallowing, or keeping a healthy weight, ask the Cancer Care Team to refer you to a Registered Dietitian.

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