Nausea, sore mouth and throat, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, and changes in taste are all side effects of cancer treatment that may make it hard to eat. Added to that, neuropathy can cause aversion... to either eating or handling very hot or very cold foods. Eating foods that are at room temperature can make these side effects easier to deal with. There’s less smell for those feeling queasy, and they are gentler on a sore mouth, especially when chunkier recipes are blended until smooth. Room temperature foods also taste great while giving you those much-needed nutrients to keep you strong through treatment.