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SIDE EFFECTS
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When a cancer is diagnosed, the patient is presented with many questions: about the treatment to cope with the disease, about the new everyday life, about a new life…. Also about a new way of eating. A good diet is essential to ensure a good nutritional status in order to tolerate these oncological treatments. These guidelines are different to those for cancer prevention. Here we present eating during the disease.

You can find: recipes designed to attenuate the most common side effects that appear with the disease, such as loss of appetite or distortion of taste; dieticians-nutritionists who explain the main side effects that occur; and general advice.

These are general guidelines that in no case replace the individualized indications of the team of specialists. This is a production of La Xarxa de Comunicació Local with the scientific and technical support of the Alícia Foundation, the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Institute of Health Research Pere Virgili (IIPSV) and the University of Barcelona (UB). And which falls within the FOOD4HEALTH project (European funding) in order to internationalise its diffusion 

RECIPES

What side effects does the treatment cause?
If you have…: Diarrhoea
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: University of Barcelona
Carrot and apple sponge cake

Carrot and apple sponge cake

Carrots and apples are astringent foods

50 minutes
If you have…: Diarrhoea
Ready in: 45 minutes
Authorship: University of Barcelona
Turkey sushi

Turkey sushi

An exotic astringent option with rice and carrots

45 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to solids
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Broccoli and parmesan pudding

Broccoli and parmesan pudding

The pudding texture allows us to adapt solid foods

50 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to solids
Ready in: 25 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Chickpeas with spinach

Chickpeas with spinach

A recipe that allows us to adapt the textures according to the degree of difficulty ingesting solid food

25 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to solids
Ready in: 35 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Easy to chew meat cannelloni

Easy to chew meat cannelloni

Including protein foods in an easy to chew preparation

35 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to solids
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Cod confit with sweet potato purée

Cod confit with sweet potato purée

A recipe that allows us to adapt the texture of solid foods, whether they are presented as easy to chew or in the form of purée in case of worsening swallowing

50 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to liquids
Ready in: 10 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Guacamole

Guacamole

High-energy recipe with a suitable texture for when Dysphagia to liquids is present

10 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to liquids
Ready in: 15 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Soft snack

Soft snack

Protein-based soft food recipe

15 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to liquids
Ready in: 7 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Cream cheese with strawberries

Cream cheese with strawberries

A good option to maintain the recommended fruit servings and achieve a higher caloric density

7 minutes
If you have…: Dysphagia to liquids
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Sponge cake with crème brûlée

Sponge cake with crème brûlée

How to enrich traditional preparations to obtain high-energy preparations while avoiding liquids

50 minutes
If you have…: Dysgeusia
Ready in: 40 minutes
Authorship: Alícia Foundation
Marinated and fried fish cubes

Marinated and fried fish cubes

Marinated dishes help to mask flavours when the sense of taste is altered

40 minutes
If you have…: Dysgeusia
Ready in: 30 minutos
Authorship: Alícia Foundation
Chicken with pineapple

Chicken with pineapple

Pineapple, an ideal acidic food in case of taste alteration

30 minutos
If you have…: Dysgeusia
Ready in: 10 minutes, hours in the freezer
Authorship: Alícia Foundation
Citrus ice cubes

Citrus ice cubes

The cubes help refresh the mouth, stay hydrated and mask the metallic taste of the water

10 minutes, hours in the freezer
If you have…: Dysgeusia
Ready in: 30 minutes
Authorship: Alícia Foundation
Cold hard-boiled egg crests

Cold hard-boiled egg crests

This recipe allows you to easily consume egg as its taste is masked by the rest of the ingredients.

30 minutes
If you have…: Mucositis
Ready in: 5 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Light hummus

Light hummus

Hummus is a caloric protein dish with a texture suitable for those with mouth sores

5 minutes
If you have…: Mucositis
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Courgette mousse

Courgette mousse

The mousse texture is a cold preparation that minimises mouth irritations

50 minutes
If you have…: Mucositis
Ready in: 20 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and Expogestió
Salmon skewers with cheese sauce

Salmon skewers with cheese sauce

Soft textures, well tolerated in the case of mild mucositis

20 minutes
If you have…: Nausea and Vomiting
Ready in: 60 minutes
Authorship: Universidad de Barcelona and Expogestió
Rice noodle croquettes

Rice noodle croquettes

Baked croquettes are an easier to digest alternative during nausea and vomiting

60 minutes
If you have…: Nausea and Vomiting
Ready in: 30 minutes
Authorship: Universidad de Barcelona and Expogestió
Cream of pumpkin and carrot with sparkling water

Cream of pumpkin and carrot with sparkling water

Recipe that includes sparkling water, usually well tolerated during nausea and vomiting

30 minutes
If you have…: Nausea and Vomiting
Ready in: 10 minutes
Authorship: Universidad de Barcelona and Expogestió
Fennel and ginger salad

Fennel and ginger salad

Ginger and fennel, foods with nausea reducing properties

10 minutes
If you have...: Loss of appetite
Ready in: 5 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and LES MOLES RESTAURANT
Yogurt flowerpot with nuts and bananas

Yogurt flowerpot with nuts and bananas

An attractive and complete proposal that can help in situations of low appetite

5 minutes
If you have…: Loss of appetite
Ready in: 60 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and LES MOLES RESTAURANT
High protein Santa Teresa’s torrijas

High protein Santa Teresa’s torrijas

Highly nutrient-dense preparation to include a large amount of energy and nutrients.

60 minutes
If you have…: Loss of appetite
Ready in: 50 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and LES MOLES RESTAURANT
Stuffed aubergines

Stuffed aubergines

A complete meal with vegetables, farinaceous and protein foods in a single dish

50 minutes
If you have…: Loss of appetite
Ready in: 35 minutes
Authorship: IISPV and LES MOLES RESTAURANT
Caloric soup

Caloric soup

Bread, eggs and cheese are good choices for caloric enrichment

35 minutes
If you have…: Constipation
Ready in: 30 minutes
Authorship: University of Barcelona
Whole wheat pasta and avocado salad

Whole wheat pasta and avocado salad

A recipe rich in fibre thanks to the whole grain cereals.

30 minutes
If you have…: Constipation
Ready in: 15 minutes
Authorship: University of Barcelona
White bean and sardine hamburguer

White bean and sardine hamburguer

Pulses are foods rich in fibre and protein

15 minutes

SIDE EFFECTS

Recommendations from dieticians-nutritionists
General advice during cancer
Eating a balanced diet helps to better tolerate cancer treatment and its side effects. As far as possible, you should divide your meals into five meals a day, in small, varied portions. Don’t worry if at some point you eat too little, just keep trying.
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