Hydration & a balanced diet

There will be no lectures about eating here. If you have been through chemotherapy and radiation you will understand how eating can be extremely difficult.

At your worst and feeling nauseous with mouth ulcers Shelli would say “eat whatever you can!” Smoothies became important. Dehydration was a huge worry.

Advice from www.rd.com

A balanced diet—whole grains, lean protein, and lots of fruits and veggies—is the key to an overall healthy body. But it also quietly contributes to hydration throughout the day. “Fruits and vegetables are super hydrating, especially zucchini, cucumber, and watermelon. Adding these to your diet can really help extend your fluid status. I tell my clients to eat the rainbow,” says Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, a wellness consultant who runs the health blog shawsimpleswaps.com. Cutting out carbs can also silently dehydrate you. Oatmeal, whole grain pasta, and brown rice soak up water during the cooking process, so eating them can actually increase your fluid levels, according to Health.

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