Survivor since 2003
Great question! While doing chemo it is so important to keep hydrated. Drink lots of water. Eating small bland meals/snacks throughout the day rather than big meals, may help with nausea. I highly recommend the book The Pink Ribbon Diet" by Mary Flynn. She recommends a plant based diet, lots of vegetables, whole grains and good fats like olive oil and nuts, eggs, dairy, and fruits, and limited meat. She suggests eliminating red meat and partially hydrogenated foods, mayo, margarine and vegetable oils. Women with estrogen fed breast cancer should avoid soy, (edamame, tofu). Read labels... Soy is in a lot of foods such as cereals and granola bars. Foods high in omega 3s such as fish, nuts, flaxseed are said to be beneficial. Limit alcoholic beverages to no more than a couple a week. Red wine has been suggested to be the "healthiest" alcoholic drink. Treat yourself to chocolate or dessert once in a while. The key is moderation! Congrats on your commitment to eat healthy!