Whole wheat spaghetti with basil and cherry tomatoes

October 1, 2014

Choosing whole grains

Making a small change in your diet – such as choosing whole grains more often, may have a big impact on your health. Whole grains foods, such as breads, cereals and pastas, have not been processed and therefore retain and provide us with more nutrients, including fiber, protein, iron and B vitamins. Whole grains are […]

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Making smoothies in blender with fruit and yogurt

August 19, 2014

Smoothie demonstrations

Need a little inspiration? Smoothie demonstrations are offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Psych-Oncology Services office, third floor, Whitney-Hendrickson Building. Read more about it and watch a video demo.

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Preparing the ingredients for chicken marinade.

July 23, 2014

Change in taste affecting your appetite?

There are many changes that come with the diagnosis of cancer and the subsequent cancer treatments – which include changes in the sense of taste. Common problems for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy include changes in the taste buds, making some foods taste bitter or metallic, too salty or sweet – or even tasting like […]

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fresh papaya

June 24, 2014

Cooling Off

Hot weather isn’t the only reason you may want to get some cold foods and drinks this summer. Consuming chilly foods and beverages may be beneficial for patients going through radiation and/or chemotherapy for many reasons. Common side effects of these treatments are painful mouth sores, irritation and inflammation caused by a condition called mucositis. […]

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June 20, 2014

Advocating Avocados

If you haven’t yet discovered this fruit deemed a “super food,” it may be worth a try for several reasons. It is a recommended addition to anyone’s diet for its health benefits, as well as those who need to add healthy calories for weight management during cancer treatment. Fiber: Avocados contain 9 grams of fiber […]

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Fresh cantaloupe with strawberries

June 4, 2014

Summer Smoothie!

Summer calls for sunshine and something refreshing – such as a smoothie! Creating a nutritional drink from fruit, fruit juices and dairy foods (such as yogurt) is fast and as easy as the touch of a button on a blender. Smoothies are great for those going through treatment, as cold beverages can be soothing, easy […]

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April 2, 2014

Tempt your taste buds!

Change in taste is one of the unwelcome side effects from radiation and/or chemotherapy,  with the sense of taste being completely dulled – or the opposite effect of some flavors being heightened, such as sweet or bitter.  Either can make food seem unappetizing.  This recipe includes bold flavors that may be more appealing to the […]

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Shelf of liquor bottles

February 19, 2014

To drink (alcohol) or not to drink…

According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, studies show evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of head and neck cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx (throat) and larynx, as well as cancer of the esophagus, breast in women and colorectum in men. Drinking alcohol also has been linked to risk in colorectal cancer […]

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Ramen noodle soup

February 10, 2014

What am I going to eat now?

When you’re feeling fatigued, it’s difficult enough to think of what to have for your next meal, let alone prepare it. To help with both the guesswork and the preparation, here’s a food that many people have in their pantries, is inexpensive and takes very little time to prepare.  What is it?  Ramen noodles! In […]

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Apple slices with peanut butter

January 29, 2014

Whetting your appetite

Staying nourished during cancer treatment During cancer treatment, staying nourished can become a chore, especially if you have lost your appetite or don’t feel well enough to eat.  It’s a “Catch 22,” because you need to be fully nourished at the same time that you feel the least like eating. Here are a few strategies […]

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