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The Fine Line of Food /
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
These professionals also caution cancer
patients to avoid salad bars, delis, buffets,
sidewalk vendors and potluck gatherings. These
public situations increase the risk of contact
with improperly stored, refrigerated or handled
Water and liquids cannot be underestimated in
their importance during breast cancer treatments.
Sports drinks with extra electrolytes are
recommended as well. For additional calories, liquid
meal replacements are used to help keep the weight
up and calorie intake at the recommended level.
Multivitamins are important, too. Dieticians can
suggest recommendations for both.
To make life easier, buy in bulk to save trips to
the store. Keep a grocery list handy for those
visitors anxious to lend a hand during treatment.
Grocery delivery services are a popular option today
for people unable to leave home or looking to
simplify life, which a breast cancer patient surely
should do while in active treatment.
If after two days, eating is still a challenge,
itís time to call the doctor. Otherwise, know that
some days will be better than others. Itís the
overall balance that matters the most.