All of our drink recipes are suitable for cancer patients and contain nutrient rich ingredients that are perfect during treatment. Below, we have listed some of the symptoms that can be caused by cancer treatment where you might benefit from trying some of our specially constructed drinks recipes.
Loss of Appetite
During cancer treatment, losing your appetite can be a common side effect. However, it’s vital to keep your nutrient levels and calories high to help you fight the disease.
Consuming nutrient rich or calorific drinks, such as smoothies or shakes, can be a great alternative to eating at those times when you can’t stomach solid foods.
Before making this change to your diet, it is important to speak to your health practitioner about the suitability of blended drinks like milkshakes, smoothies or commercial nutritional supplements for your condition.
Some cancer treatments and medications can also cause constipation. We recommend drinking more liquids to help to alleviate this problem; aiming for at least 8- ounce glasses a day. Try some of our recipes for warm juices, decaffeinated teas and hot lemonade to aid your discomfort.
Stricture and Difficulty Swallowing
Other common side effects include stricture or having trouble swallowing foods and drinks. We recommend using our healthy drinks recipes to experiment with liquids of different viscosities that might make swallowing easier. For example, thicker drinks like milkshakes or smoothies might be easier to swallow if juices and water cause coughing and pain.
If you enjoy our drink recipes, why not try our soup recipes for a savory twist? With a variety of different thicknesses and packed full of nutrients, they are also perfect for cancer patients who are struggling with swallowing.