Eating healthy and having good nutrition during your bladder cancer journey can be hard, but there are several things that you can do to stay healthy and well-nourished.
- Follow a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet generally includes eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, low-fat dairy products, nuts and legumes, and non-tropical oils.
- Eat foods with plenty of fiber. This will help ease some of the symptoms associated with bladder cancer treatment.
- Stay hydrated. Each person needs a different amount of water, so talk to your doctor about how much water you should be drinking every day. If you are having trouble drinking plain water, you can stay hydrated with water flavorings such as lemon or lime slices, or unsweetened herbal teas.
- Eat plenty of lean protein. Protein helps your body stay strong throughout your cancer journey.
Talk with your doctor before starting a new nutrition plan, or if you have questions about foods you should or shouldn’t eat. BCAN has partnered with Savor Health® to bring personalized nutrition support to help people with bladder cancer eat healthily and stay well-nourished throughout treatment and beyond. Using text messages, you can access knowledge and advice from Ina® that comes directly from registered dietitians, nurses, and doctors who are experts in treating and supporting cancer patients. Registration and unlimited 24/7 access to Ina® is free, safe, and secure. Click here to enter your cell phone number and begin your nutrition support.
We have partnered with professionals at the University of Kansas to talk about some tips and tricks to eating healthy during bladder cancer.