Entries by Siddhi Shroff

Is cancer treatment changing your sense of taste? Try going sweet

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Reading this headline, you might be wondering, “A dietitian telling me to eat sweets?! Blasphemy!” But it’s true! Change in taste is a common side effect during cancer treatment, but eating sweet or salty treats can help you. Taste changes during treatment Taste and […]

Cancer patients, do you have to give up sugar?

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. It’s common for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis to seek advice, but sometimes this may lead to misinformation and misunderstanding about what is best for their health. For example, one recent study has caused some cancer patients to believe that they […]

Simple snacking tips for patients undergoing cancer treatment

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Maintaining good nutrition during cancer treatment is vitally important: It helps you keep up your strength, maintain your weight and stay properly nourished. Unfortunately, cancer treatment often causes a number of undesirable side effects that affect appetite and can get in the […]

Spice up your Halloween with this healthy pumpkin turkey chili

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a pumpkin-inspired meal? This spicy pumpkin turkey chili is perfect for a chilly fall night and is loaded with healthy ingredients. The pumpkin and bell pepper are great sources of beta-carotene, vitamin A and […]

Headed to the orchard? Use your apples in this easy, healthy recipe

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Fall is here! And that means apple season is upon us. Many people look forward to apple festivals, trips to orchards and all the tasty apple treats, such as pie, cider and doughnuts. Although these seasonal favorites can be loaded with added sugars and refined ingredients […]

7 tips for healthy eating habits this fall

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Fall is nearly here! Cooler weather and autumn colors are great, but it’s easy to get caught up in the processed foods of the season: candy corn, apple pie, and of course, pumpkin spice in just about everything you can imagine. Ready […]

Join us for a free cooking demonstration on July 17

Patients, families and the public are invited to a free cooking demonstration on July 17 presented by Anna Roe, a dietetic intern at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Make delicious snacks to take on the go! Join us in creating delicious, portable and energy-filled snacks using ingredients ranging from peanut butter to lemon! When: July 17, 3-5 […]