Mesothelioma treatments such as chemotherapy, can leave patients feeling lethargic and lacking an appetite. This is not ideal as it is when the body needs nutrients the most to help with recovery.

Sweet potatoes could provide a much needed boost for those battling mesothelioma. They are an excellent source of carbohydrates which are vital for energy. They also contain vitamins A and C and riboflavin, which are antioxidants that help with reducing inflammation. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of natural sugars and starches giving them a higher calorie content than some other vegetables, helpful if you are trying to maintain or put on weight.

Sweet potatoes are also incredibly versatile, you can have them baked, chipped, mashed, roasted, steamed, the possibilities are practically endless.

Of course, you should always check with your doctor before making any major dietary changes.

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