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The Right Diet and Nutrition for Lymphoma Patients

Animal proteins are recommended for healing

Animal proteins are recommended for healing

Protein is crucial, as it aids in your body's natural growth and repair system. To best heal during and after your lymphoma treatment, you should boost the amount of protein you eat. Meat, fish, eggs, beans, and lentils are good sources of protein, but when it comes to meat, make sure you are choosing lean and grilled options.

Also need iron and zinc? Opt for red meat. However, you should never exceed 70g of cooked red meat per day, as it can increase your risk for certain cancers, such as bowel cancer.

Fish is extremely important to one's health, and odds are you aren't getting enough of it. Try to consume at least two portions per week, and one should be an oily fish like salmon. However, if you are pregnant these rules change a little. The NHS advises not exceeding 2 portions of oily fish per week for those who are pregnant. Fish like tuna can also be good for your health, but their mercury content makes them dangerous if consumed to frequently.