Nutrition and Cancer

More than everyday nutrition

April 1, 2024 Word for Word Media 0Comment

We learn the factual reasons behind why you need more than everyday nutrition when facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer infographic

This is why day-to-day management of your emotional and physical well-being is of utmost importance.2 Focusing on nutritional support will help your body during treatment.3

When you have cancer, your body’s requirements for nutrients increase, which highlights the importance of including a variety of foods from all food groups daily to assist you to get all the essential nutrients that your body needs.3

How to avoid malnutrition

Adopt a balanced diet

  • Include a variety of foods from all food groups daily.3
  • Drink plenty of water.3
  • Aim to have at least three meals a day.2
  • Avoid foods that boost insulin levels, such as foods high in sugar and refined carbs.4
  • Eat the right amount of protein and kilojoules which is important for healing, fighting infection and having enough energy.3

How can a nutritional supplement drink help?

Nutritional supplement drinks can help you get the nutrition you need by providing protein, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

LIFEGAIN® Advanced Nutritional Supplement can help support your nutrition as it offers beyond everyday nutrition for individuals that need more than the usual emotional and physical support. It is also an exceptional nutritional solution to assist you to regain your physical and emotional strength, a healthy weight, and energy.

LIFEGAIN® Advanced Nutritional Supplement will help with:

Immune support

  • High in iron
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin D3
  • High in vitamin E
  • High in zinc


  • To combat tiredness and fatigue
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin B2, B3, B6
  • High in vitamin C
  • To support energy metabolism
  • High in vitamin B1, B7 (Biotin), B12
  • High in copper
  • High in iodine
  • High in manganese

Digestive support

  • East to digest triple protein blend
  • L-glutamine assists with nutrient absorption
  • Source of fibre as packed

Muscle strength

  • To help repair body tissue and contribute to building and maintaining muscle mass.
  • High in triple protein blend.

Mental health support

  • To assist normal psychological function
  • High in vitamins B1, B3, B6, B7 (Biotin), B12

Patient testimonial

Sharmla Govender – cancer recovery

I was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2020 which shattered myself and my family. During my chemo treatments and radiation, my body took a real beating. From being the energetic and hardworking mum and grand mum to my family, I felt hopeless!

My daughter was on the internet researching energy drinks to support my lifestyle and she came across LIFEGAIN. It has changed my life in so many ways!! I feel so energetic now, I have gained my weight back and I am back to my old self, living life and taking care of my energic little grandkids!!

Thank you LIFEGAIN for giving me a chance to “gain” my life back!!


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  4. Brown MG. Cancer and Diet 101: How what you eat can influence cancer. Healthline. [Cited 9 Feb 2023]. Available from: