Fish oil also has been connected to better mental health outcomes, such as reduced symptoms of depression. While not a cure, this supplement may help you feel better on the inside and outside. As always, talk through this decision with your doctor before taking any supplements.
While it is better to get the micronutrients through whole foods, supplements can be a beneficial option when needed.
Fruits and vegetables
It’s always important to eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables. Nonetheless, this becomes even more important after a multiple myeloma diagnosis. Fruits and vegetables are valuable due to their fiber content.
If you choose to use chemotherapy as a treatment, fiber will help prevent constipation through breaking down food and clearing it out of your bowels.
Fruits with skins on them (i.e. apples, pears) are good, natural sources of fiber that can be used as a snack and are generally easy to digest. Other foods like oatmeal, whole grains, dried fruits, and vegetables are also good options when looking for fiber.
Finding the right cancer treatment for you is an important step to take between you and your care team.
However, making adjustments in your diet can also be part of the treatment process that gives you more control and autonomy. Take careful consideration of what you are putting into your body and how that food is helping you function.
Being mindful about your eating habits is a simple way to help you feel better during your treatment journey.