Treatment-related dry mouth is common and can make you’re eating a burden. A true shame because eating should always be a pleasant experience. If this is the case, don’t give up hope just yet. There is still a world of food out there that can be the perfect solution for dry mouth. One top of that you won’t have to give up any of the flavors that you love.
Soups galore. Oh, the world we have entered. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, soup is always a good idea and there are so many choices. Chicken noodle, pumpkin spice, lentil, the list goes on. So add soup to the menu because you won’t feel restricted one bit after a good bowl of soup. Just make sure that your soup is not too hot. Instead error on the side of baby bear’s porridge, a little cooled off and lukewarm.
Fruit in all of its goodness and glory. That’s right, fruit whether it’s fresh or canned, blended or whole. The options are endless. If it is hard to eat a solid apple or other favorite fruits then break out that blender. No matter what you mix together a fruit smoothie is always a good and healthy choice. Also, this will help you to get the nutrients and calories that you need without forcing yourself to painfully eat anything.
Now if a liquid diet seems unappetizing, know that you’ve got other options. With dry mouth, it can be hard to eat solid foods. If this is your case, the best way to approach the food you want to eat is through temperature. Foods such as soft-cooked chicken and fish can be eaten easier at room temperature. Or try eating oatmeal with a heaping dose of milk and that has been left to cool.