When coping with acute myeloid leukaemia, you can never ignore the foods’ effects. A nutritious diet will make you stronger and more enegetic, thus recovering more quickly.
When your health goes back to normal, you can enjoy whatever you want. However, once you are under the treatment, you can’t pay more attention to your diet.
Treatments not only kills cancer cells, but also bring lots of side effects, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, taste changes, sickness, a sore mouth, diarrhoea and so on.
Here are some healthier eating options for patients under AML treatments:
- less fat and salt;
- various types of fruits and vegetables a day, at least 5;
- strictly limit alcohol,less than 2 units a day;
- high calorie and high protein foods, especially when your weight loses greatly.
This table provides specific nutrition and the related foods for your reference.
|Protein||beans, lentils, soy, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, egg.|
|Fruits & Vegetable||green vegetable, yellow vegetable, purple vegetable, red vegetable, red fruits, orange fruits, purple fruits, green fruits.|
|Dairy Alternatives||cow milk, soy milk, almond milk, cheese, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir.|
|Whole Grains and Starchy Vegetables||oats,quinoa , barley, brown rice, corn, potatos, peas, winter squash, 100% whole grain bread, pasta, cereal, and crackers.|
|Nutritious Fats||olive oil, canola oil, nut butters, avocado, nuts, seeds.|
|Beverages||water, tea, coffee(decaf), milk, diluted juice.|
Following a healthy diet is one of the best things that you can you after the experience of cancers. Small changes can make big differences in your life and health. By the way, all those diet tips should be confirmed by your doctors before applying in your family.