Download Nourish Spotlight: NAUSEA – Snacks and small bites (PDF) Carrying snacks with you can prevent hunger, which can help you to feel less nauseated. Snacks or small bites also provide some extra calories when you don’t feel like eating. Your eating times and patterns may […]
Tips for fighting nausea
Download Nourish Spotlight: NAUSEA – Tips for fighting nausea (PDF) Nausea is a common side effect of cancer and its treatment. Whether you experience nausea on its own or with vomiting, it is important to tell your healthcare team about it. Nausea can lead to poor nutrition […]
Download Nourish Spotlight: NAUSEA – Hydration (PDF) Drinking enough fluids during cancer treatment will help flush out unwanted byproducts and reduce many side effects including nausea and dehydration. BOX 1 HOW TO STAY HYDRATED ✓ Aim for at least 6–8 cups (1.5–2L) of fluids per day. ✓ […]
Tips to ease nausea at breakfast time
Download Nourish Spotlight: NAUSEA – Tips to ease nausea at breakfast time (PDF) For many, mornings can be when nausea feels the most concerning. When morning nausea affects our ability to eat, it can be a slippery slope for losing our appetite as well. ✓ Nibble […]
Be Kind To Your Gut
Science has found that eating more vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes while cutting back on red meat and processed foods is good for the GI system, boosts immunity and improves overall health. This way of eating fits with cancer prevention guidelines and the healthy eating recommendations that dietitians have been promoting for years. Health […]
FIBRE, also known as roughage or bulk, is the part of plant food that is not digested or absorbed by the body. Fibre helps improve bowel regularity, feeds the gut’s healthy bacteria and supports absorption of nutrients. Adults need a minimum of 28 grams of fibre every day. That may sound like a lot, but […]
Stock your pantry
FOODS TO HAVE IN STOCK Use foods listed below to create simple and satisfying quick meals or snacks on days you want to limit time in the kitchen. Aim for food from three food groups (fruits or vegetables, grains, protein-rich foods). Condiments and additional food items are in black font. When appetite is limited: • […]
What does “choosing less processed foods” mean?
Written by Sarah Buchanan, RD and Pamela Klassen, RD Canadians get almost 50% of their daily energy from ultra-processed foods; eating too many of these foods is associated with poor overall health.1 Less processed or minimally processed foods are foods that are close to their original form, and have only been altered to extend their […]
How can I choose healthier packaged foods?
It helps to know what to look for and also what to avoid. Here are some tips to help you use the ingredient list on packaged food.
Cancer related fatigue
Staying well-nourished with cancer-related fatigue. Meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and even eating all require energy – something many of our readers may be lacking. In this issue, we will provide you with strategies to keep yourself well-nourished when you are tired – it is very possible to do! Cancer-related fatigue is the most […]