Soothing Melon Salad is Best Sore Throat Treatment

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad for Xerostomia or help dry mouth

Nutrition Importance for Sore Mouth Cancer Treatment with Melon Salad

The right sore throat foods can help to be the best sore throat treatment. Don’t let sore mouth cancer treatment keep you from getting important nutrition during chemotherapy. Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook devotes a whole chapter to Sore Mouth and Sore Throat soothing foods. Certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause sore mouth. It is important to keep up nutrition for healing and energy so, if you find a food that you can tolerate, don’t hesitate to eat it repeatedly. My melon salad is a healthy easy recipe for sore mouth cancer treatment and I think you will like it.

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Best Sore Throat Treatment with Food

Sore mouth cancer treatment often includes soft and bland foods to be tolerated more easily. Choose lukewarm or cool foods as opposed to hot or very cold foods. Soothing, easier to swallow foods to try to eat include creamy soups, cheeses, mashed potatoes, yogurt, eggs, puddings, cooked cereals, casseroles and nutritional liquid food supplements. What you eat makes a difference!  Nutrition is important and sometimes you need a supplement.  Boost High Protein Complete Nutritional Drink, Vanilla Delight, 8 fl oz Bottle, (Pack of 24)Boost High Protein Complete Nutritional Drink, Vanilla Delight, 8 fl oz Bottle, (Pack of 24)Nestle Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, 25.6-OunceNestle Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, 25.6-OunceNestpark Portable Drink Mixer Small Handheld Electric Stick Blender - Cordless and Battery OperatedNestpark Portable Drink Mixer Small Handheld Electric Stick Blender – Cordless and Battery Operated

Sore Throat Foods to Avoid

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I understand the problems people have with a sore mouth because my father had larynx cancer.  Therefore, it was important for me to include a Sore Mouth Chapter in Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook.

Sore throat foods to avoid are dry, scratchy, rough foods like toast, granola and raw fruits and vegetables. Tart and citrus fruits and juices such as grapefruit, lemon and orange can be irritating for a sore mouth. Tomato-based and vinegary, pickled foods may also cause you difficulty. Alcohol, caffeine and tobacco are drying to the mouth and throat and should be avoided to reduce pain.



Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad from Eating Well Through Cancer

You will enjoy my easy diabetic recipe for a melon salad, Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad, because it makes a tasty soothing light meal and that is the best sore throat treatment with food. Cool crisp watermelon, refreshing cantaloupe, and fresh basil create an extraordinary and invigorating gluten-free fresh melon salad. Make this salad the night before and that gives the flavors time to meld together. Watermelon and cantaloupe also have immune-boosting carotenoid antioxidants and that makes this delicious melon salad so good for you.

Makes 6 (1/2-cup) servings

2 cups watermelon small chunks or balls
1 cup cantaloupe small chunks or balls
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup reduced-fat feta cheese

1. In large bowl, combine watermelon and cantaloupe.
2. In small bowl, mix together lemon juice, honey, mint and basil. Season to taste. Toss with watermelon mixture and refrigerate until serving. Add feta to melon salad right before serving

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 60 kcal, Calories from fat 11%, Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 2 mg, Sodium 89 mg, Carbohydrates 13 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 11 g, Protein 2 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 fruit

easy Watermelon and Tomato Salad
Watermelon Tomato Salad

Another Fresh Melon Salad

Watermelon is so refreshing and you can find it already cut in the grocery store.  Try my Watermelon Tomato Salad from my arthritis cookbook for a different twist on a soothing summer salad. Be sure to only add balsamic vinegar and red onions as tolerated. You can always adjust recipes to how you feel. My Melon and Spinach Salad also makes a great choice and uses juicy summer watermelon

Visit my blog for the best sore throat treatment with cancer treatment recipes.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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