Bland Diet

Food Strategies for a Sore Mouth

Mouth sores, ulcers, and overall pain in the mouth and throat area are unpleasant side-effects of some radiation and chemo treatments. The discomfort can not only can make getting enough nutrition difficult, it can...

-Focus on soft, high calorie, and liquid foods that are easy to eat
-Moisten foods with olive oil, broth, gravy, melted butter, or creamy non-acidic salad dressings
-Mash or puree foods and add in oils or butter to boost the calorie content if you are losing weight
-Dunk foods in milk or broth to soften them
-Eat soups at room temperature
-Add silken tofu, nut butters, flaxseeds, or healthy oils (walnut or avocado) to smoothies to soften the texture
-Add protein powder to smoothies to increase their nutrition value
-Take small bites.
-Try fruits that have are low acid and have a lot of water like grapes and watermelon or soft canned fruits in juice
-Try juicing or blending these fruits and freezing them into popsicles to suck on
-Avoid acidic, spicy, and hot foods.
-Use a straw to drink liquids if it helps, and try using a smaller spoon

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