10 Healthy Foods for Cancer Patients

Broths to Sports Drinks

Broth? Yes, but we're not just talking chicken soup. Beef broth, clear miso or any other salted vegetable broth will help keep electrolytes in balance, especially important if you're undergoing cancer treatments with vomiting or severe diarrhea as side effects.

Sipping clear liquids throughout the day also helps to prevent dehydration. Keep sports drinks, juices, water and popsicles on hand, and try to drink 8 to 12 cups of liquid each day, especially if you're experiencing diarrhea.

While drinking won't make the all the cancer treatments' side effects stop, it can help replace the fluids you're losing.