For some people during Chemotherapy, they cannot eat regular foods. We are (for some people) sick (vomiting). Also the taste and texture of food changes for 7 to 9 days between each chemo. But it’s during this time that we need to increase our immune system and with little food it’s hard to achieve.
Everything would smell so good but as soon as I put it in my mouth it would feel like I was eating sand. It was the texture not the taste that was putting me off the food. I ended up putting everything in my Vita Mix Blender and drinking it with a big straw. That was still not enough though and I had to take some dietary supplements to help me.
Some Brands of Supplementary Food:
Ensure Plus Calories, when consumed in adequate amounts, can replace your meals or be a between-meals supplement.
Glucerna Nutritional Drink is a delicious ready-to-use product that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. It is a well-balanced nutritional drink specially formulated to comply with the nutritional guidelines of the Canadian Diabetes Association.1
BOOST Plus Calories is an excellent choice for patients who require extra nutrition because of poor appetite, malnutrition, anorexia, or oncology treatments. It’s also a great source of complete nutrition for geriatrics or for anyone who is preparing for or recovering from surgery, including oral surgery.
Wellmune: it is an ideal ingredient for boosting the immune system, infusing immune health benefits into virtually any food, beverage or supplement. Completely natural, Wellmune is safe and effective for daily consumption. Wellmune is available in both soluble and dispersible powder forms to provide product manufacturers with options that best suite their formulation needs.
Dietary supplements aren’t always safe or harmless. Even “natural” supplements can be risky for people on certain medicines or with certain medical conditions. Some vitamins and minerals, when taken in inappropriate amounts, can cause problems.Check with your health care professional, if you can take this type of supplement, your best and most important source on whether a supplement is safe for you.
Always read labels and package inserts and follow product directions.