Many cancer organizations share their tips on the best foods for nausea during chemo. We’ve curated a list of all the best tips. Oh, and you can submit your tips or add comments to tips submitted by others.
"Eat boiled or baked meat, fish, and poultry; cold meat or fish salad.
Eggs, Cream soups made with low-fat milk, Non-fat yogurt"
"Avoid Fatty and fried meats, like sausage or bacon
Fried eggs, Milk shakes (unless made with low-fat milk and ice cream)" - source: cancer.org
"Cancer patients can at times encounter severe nausea throughout the course of chemotherapy treatments. But, as CBS News Karina Mitchell reports, ginger has proved to be an effective remedy." - source: CBS / Youtube
"Ginger biscuits or ginger beer can help some people." - source: macmillan.org.uk
"Try ginger-based foods to help ease nausea. These include ginger ale, ginger tea, or crystallized ginger eaten as a snack" - source: breastcancer.org
"Some people find that peppermint helps with sickness. It is thought that it helps to slow down the gut. You can suck on mints, or drink peppermint tea." - source: cancerresearchuk.org
"Dietitians may also recommend ginger and peppermint products, which may act as natural anti-nausea agents." - source: cancercenter.com
"Eat potatoes (baked, boiled, or mashed), Juices, Canned or fresh fruits, vegetables as tolerated (do not eat if appetite is poor or nausea is severe)"
"Avoid potato chips, French fries, hash browns, Breaded, fried, or creamed vegetables; vegetables with strong odor" - source: cancer.org
"Eat cold fruit-ades, decaffeinated soft drinks, iced decaf tea, sports drinks, Sherbet, fruit-flavored gelatin, Angel food cake, sponge cake; vanilla wafers, Pudding, Popsicles, juice bars, fruit ices, Pretzels, Butter or margarine in small amounts, fat-skimmed gravy, Salt, cinnamon, spices as tolerated"
"Avoid alcohol, Coffee, Pie, ice cream, rich cakes, Spicy salad dressings, Olives, Cream, Pepper, chili powder, onion, hot sauce, seasoning mixtures" - source: cancer.org
"Drink 6-8 glasses of uncaffeinated fluid per day, such as broth, Gatorade®, Jello® (gelatin dessert), fruit juices, water ices, popsicles, soda and gingerale." - source: oncolink.org
"Drink lemonade or lemon water. Lemons are a natural nausea-reliever. Staying hydrated can often be a challenge during treatment, especially when plain water is not always appealing. Try an infused water, or ginger-zapped lemonade, which incorporates lemons and ginger to reduce queasiness. You can also add a slice of fresh lemon to your glass of water." - source: dana-farber.org
"High calorie drinks. Ask your doctor about high calorie drinks if eating has become too difficult." - source: breastcancercare.org.uk
"Switch to herbal teas instead of ordinary tea and coffee." - source: breastcancercare.org.uk
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