It is important to have a nutritious and well-balanced diet to help you cope with the side effects of treatment.
A balanced diet includes protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to function well.
The safest produce is cooked; the next safest is washed. Wash hands thoroughly before preparing food and after touching raw foods such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and unwashed fruit and vegetables. Ensure that food preparation surfaces are clean, kitchen utensils, chopping boards and countertops, before and after food preparation. Use separate chopping boards for fruit and vegetables to other raw foods and ready-to-eat food.
Clean fruits and vegetables before eating, cutting or cooking even if you do not plan to eat the peel, so dirt and germs on the surface do not get inside when you cut. Wash or scrub fruits and vegetables under running water, unless the package says the contents have been washed. Unwashed fresh fruit and vegetables, especially leafy vegetables that can hide dirt and other contaminants.
Dry fruit or vegetables with a clean paper towel. Keep fruits and vegetables separate from raw foods from animals, such as meat, poultry, and seafood.
Refrigerate fruits and vegetables you have cut, peeled, or cooked within 2 hours (or 1 hour if the outside temperature is 90°or warmer). Chill them at 40°F or colder in a clean container.
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