Nutrition and Cancer Fatigue

Amanda Bontempo

Energy-boosting snacks are essential for people struggling with fatigue. Fatigue refers to a lack of energy, tiredness and mental fuzziness that can be caused by many things including anemia, inadequate calorie intake, inadequate protein intake, weight loss, pain, medications, dehydration, sleep disturbances or anticancer treatments like chemo- radiation and immunotherapies.
Snacks are important because small portions are more easily finished and they help refuel calories, proteins and nutrients for optimal nutrition without feeling burdened by a large meal. Snacks should be healthy, easy to digest and most importantly, easy to prepare.
Amanda Bontempo, MS RD CSO CDN
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