National Nutrition Week is 13-19 October 2019 and this year’s theme is all about how to try for five serves of vegetables each day by learning to embrace your food waste! Not only can eating a healthy and balanced diet help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases but it may even reduce your risk of depression. And yet we throw a lot of good food away. But did you also know it can help us be happier, and may even help reduce the risk of developing depression?
Fill your fridge and pantry with healthy foods, especially those that need very little (or no) cooking. Try to eat at least 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables a day. On good days, eat lots of protein and healthy calories that will keep your body strong and help repair damage from your treatment. Dehydration is a huge worry. Drink plenty of water and remember fruits and vegetables are super hydrating, especially zucchini, cucumber, and watermelon.
At Kit we know how extremely difficult it can be to eat especially if you have been through chemotherapy and radiation. Sometimes, you just won’t feel like eating. At your worst and feeling nauseous with mouth ulcers Shelli would say “eat whatever you can get down!” Smoothies became important.
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