For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with joy, family and celebration. However, if you have recently been diagnosed with cancer or you are currently going through treatment, the holiday season may also be a time of stress and uncertainty.
There are some simple ways to combat these concerns, to help you relax and enjoy the good tidings the holidays can bring.
Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New
Year’s, the winter holidays often involve friends, family and festive
meals. If you’re currently going through cancer treatment, eating might
not be the first thing on your mind. However, staying nourished during
treatment is extremely important to your overall health, as the
right foods food can give you the strength necessary to fight your
During this time, your body is going to need more fuel
than normal, in order to repair rapidly from the effects of treatments
such as surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Therefore, you’ll want
to give your body a constant supply of nutrients, including calories,
protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals.
some tips about what to include – and what to avoid – in your diet over
the holidays to help you stay strong and healthy.