Eating Right During Cancer Treatment

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When you’re being treated for cancer, it’s more important than ever to eat a healthy diet and get good nutrition — but it can also be more difficult than ever. Your body is working overtime to fight the liver. If a certain amount of a nutrient is good for you, twice or three times as much is not necessarily better.

Certain kinds of herbal magnesium), which can often be depleted by the side effects of treatment. “It’s very important to make sure that you have adequate electrolyte intake,” Deng says. Gatorade and other sports drinks also help maintain your electrolyte balance.

The bottom line, according to Deng: “Don’t get fixated on any one particular substance. There’s no magic food or magic supplement,” he says. “Nothing beats a well-balanced, diverse diet.”