Healthy eating is important for everyone, but people with cancer often have special concerns. Lurie Cancer Center's Supportive Oncology Team includes Registered Dietitians who provide up-to-date research-based nutrition advice throughout cancer treatment and into recovery. Contact them at 312.695.0990.
Certain drugs, including some pain medicines and chemotherapy, are commonly associated with constipation, which can be a problem at any time during treatment. Constipation will decrease your appetite and generally make you feel bad.
Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and increase your level of physical activity. High fiber foods such as bran, beans, grains, dried fruit, raw fruits and vegetables, and fruit salads like the one below can help keep you regular. In addition to being filled with fiber, Waldorf Salad is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. If you wish to add calories, don't use reduced fat products.
Makes 8-10 servings
- 6 cups chopped apples (red and green)
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup red or green seedless grapes
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 153, Protein (g) 3, Carboyhydrate (g) 24, Fat (g) 6, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 3, Sodium (mg) 76.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well Through Cancer
(Last updated on April 12, 2013 )