Do you remember the commercials about potato chips: “You can’t eat just one.” My generation grew up with Mary Poppins singing “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down . . . “. One of the treats my grandmother let us have was toast with sugar and cinnamon. Now it seems that sugar and high fructose corn syrup are in almost every food and drink. If not, then there are artificial sweeteners and high sodium (salt) content items to boost the flavor.
Good nutrition is especially important during cancer treatment because people who are nutritionally depleted don’t tolerate treatment well, says Kris Ghosh, a gynecologic oncologist and co-author (with Linda Carson and Elyse Cohen) of Betty Crocker’s Living With Cancer Cookbook: Pink Together Edition. Continue reading