It’s important to maintain a healthy weight and eat a well-balanced diet that includes more fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, and high-fiber foods.
- Many patients with cancer don’t take in enough protein and calories. Getting a healthy balance of each can give you a better chance of healing well, fighting off infection, and maintaining your energy level
- Along with protein, a healthy diet also includes nutrients, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, water, and fat. All can help to better support the body
- Good nutrition and a healthy diet may help you to better manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment