Anti-Nausea Foods

Stomach unsettled? Feeling a little green around the gills? Here are eight nausea remedies that may help, especially for those undergoing cancer treatments. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

Nausea Remedies
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Nausea Remedies

Up to 70% of people undergoing cancer treatments experience some degree of that “rock the boat” kind of queasiness that signals a stomach in distress.  The symptoms will disappear once treatments stop, but for the duration it pays to try to keep a variety of nibbles on hand, particularly ones with proven anti-nausea benefits. What follows is a list of eight types of foods shown to help alleviate or minimize some of the nausea that can come with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Some general rules of thumb for cooks: keep portions small, keep the room cool, and keep cooking odors to a minimum. Why? Too much food, strong food aromas, and hot temperatures can also trigger nausea.

These cookies combine ginger and lemon - 2 of our feel-good ingredients. Pair with a cooling snack like sorbet.

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