A Balanced Diet

Gloria Hagopian, RN, EdD
Ultima Vez Modificado: 1 de noviembre del 2001

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It is important to eat nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamens, and minerals to carry on normal body functions. During radiation therapy, extra nutrients are required for healing. Protein is needed for growth and tissue repair. Calories are neede for energy.

The following guides are suggested for a balanced diet during therapy.

  1. Drink 2 cups of milk a day. Substitutes may include cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

  2. Eat 2 or more ounce servings of meat or meat substitutes a day. Meat substitutes include eggs, fish, poultry, beans, peas, peanut butter, and nuts.

  3. Eat or drink 2 or more half-cup servings of fruit or fruit juice daily.

  4. Eat 2 or more half-cup servings of vegetables daily.

  5. Eat 4 or more servings of bread or cereal.

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