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Here Are Some Food Tips That May Help With Your Disease

Being aware of the food you eat and making simple changes to your diet may help your severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome from getting worse. Remember, changes in your diet are meant to complement your current treatment, not replace it.


Here Are Some Nutritional Tips to Help You Avoid Triggering Certain Symptoms

Certain foods or eating habits are more likely to cause symptoms or symptom flare-ups related to carcinoid syndrome. Remember to talk to your doctor to determine if these tips are right for you.

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Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water each day

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Limit tomato-based foods
Opt for cooked tomatoes rather than raw tomatoes.

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Make digestion easier
Cook or purée fruits and vegetables.

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Eat simply
Avoid large and spicy meals.

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Avoid alcohol
Try to avoid or limit alcoholic beverages.

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Keep your energy up
Eat lean, high-protein foods, like meats, fish, and egg whites.

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Avoid high-fat foods and foods rich in amines
Avoid aged cheeses, pickled foods, and cured meats.

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Keep a journal
Identifying foods and situations that trigger symptoms can help you avoid them.


Live in the Moment: Tips for Dining

When you're living with the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome, certain foods or eating habits are more likely to cause symptoms or symptom flare-ups related to carcinoid syndrome. But this doesn't mean that you can't continue to enjoy meals from your favorite restaurants. Here are some strategies to help you dine without feeling like you're missing out.

Weekend Brunch

Pass on the caffeine

Opt for Gatorade® over coffee.

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Choose jelly

Choose sugar-free jelly instead of cream cheese to help prevent certain symptoms from becoming worse.

Tips for Dinner

Cook your veggies

Aim to eat cooked instead of raw veggies to avoid triggering certain symptoms.

Ask about substitutions

Choose proteins familiar to you on the menu, then see if the side dishes are friendly to your tummy. Many restaurants can make substitutions!

Say no to spicy

When picking a restaurant, steer away from cuisines with spicy food. There are many other dishes to try that are less likely to upset your stomach.

Drink sugar-free

Choose a sugar-free drink over soft drinks or alcohol. There are many flavors available.

On the Go

An easy alternative

Swap out dried fruit in favor of canned, sugar-free peaches. Those peaches will be a great snack.

Identifying Triggers

Everyone is unique, and keeping a food diary can be a helpful way to identify your personal food triggers. By becoming aware of possible symptom triggers between treatments, you can help manage the symptoms of the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome.

Consider meeting with a registered dietician, who can review your medical history, help create an appropriate diet plan, and offer healthy eating tips that meet your specific nutritional needs.

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Carcinoid-Friendly Recipes

As a part of our commitment to helping you live with the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome, we’ve teamed up with a nutritionist to create delicious recipes to make mealtimes less challenging. Use of any food in these recipes is not intended to treat or cure carcinoid syndrome. Remember to talk to your doctor to determine if these recipes or any other food is appropriate for you.

Enjoy these delicious recipes!


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Cardamom Chia Pudding

This breakfast pudding is full of antioxidants and omega-3's to keep you feeling full and focused throughout the day. Top it with a tasty strawberry compote to add a touch of sweetness!

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This carrot cake oatmeal is a healthy way to get to eat dessert for breakfast!

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Everyday Granola

Try this simple and sweet granola on your yogurt, cooked fruit, or even on its own!

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Herbed Cottage Cheese Egg Casserole

Enjoy this breakfast casserole with the whole family. It's as easy as mix, pour, and bake!

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Leek and Gruyère Frittata

This decadent frittata will impress everyone at the kitchen table at any time of day. With rich gruyère cheese and savory leeks, this is a dish that no one will be able to resist.

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Peach and Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings with this hearty breakfast smoothie. Top with cinnamon for a delightful finishing touch!

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Ricotta Scrambled Egg and Asparagus Toast

Take brunch to the next level with this ricotta scramble and asparagus toast! Impress your guests with this beautiful breakfast served up in just 15 minutes.

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Savory Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Take on the day with this protein-packed breakfast bowl.

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Spiced Pear Pancakes With Whipped Maple Ricotta

Craving something sweet this morning? Try these spiced pear pancakes to jump start your day.

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Spinach Egg Baskets

Get your protein, veggies, and carbs all in 1 or 2 bites. Make a batch of 12 in a muffin tin, then store them perfectly in the refrigerator or freezer for an easy reheat.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

This sweet and savory breakfast skillet is sure to impress and delight.

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Baked Artichoke Chicken

Try this juicy and decadent artichoke chicken to give your weeknight dinner a flavorful twist.

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Baked Fish and Chips

The secret to making the fish in this baked fish and chips recipe so nice and flaky? Old-fashioned rolled oats!

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Chicken Croquette

These simple chicken croquettes are not only delicious, but also packed with protein.

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Fish Tacos

These fish tacos are perfect for a warm summer day. Top with lemon or some low-fat sour cream for a refreshing twist!

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Green Pea Soup

A healthy and hearty soup made in just 30 minutes.

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Herbed Chicken Meatballs

Try these juicy chicken meatballs on top of our zucchini noodles for a healthy take on an Italian-inspired dinner.

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Italian Turkey Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are filled with fresh and thoughtful ingredients to make an Italian classic more approachable for everyone at the dinner table tonight.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Flatbreads

Be transported to Santorini with these Mediterranean flatbreads. Topped with fresh tzatziki and chickpeas, these flatbreads are perfect for any summer afternoon.

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles

A quick and healthy alternative to a classic Italian dish! Swap out your pasta noodles with zucchini noodles without sacrificing on flavor.

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Pistachio-Crusted Halibut With Asparagus

Elevate your weeknight fish dinner with this pistachio-crusted halibut.

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Quinoa Chicken Primavera

Switch out pasta for quinoa in this tasty primavera dish! Packed with protein and green veggies, tonight's dinner has never been easier.

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Ricotta Kale Pizza

Skip the take-out tonight! Try this easy & tasty pizza for your next night in.

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Homemade sauce doesn’t have to take long! This roasted red pepper pasta is ready to serve in just 25 minutes.

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Salmon Edamame Cakes

A sophisticated salmon dish made in minutes! Whether you're adding these to a salad or even eating them on their own, these salmon edamame cakes are sure to take the cake at dinner tonight.

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Seared Cod With Cilantro Lime Rice

Change up your fish dinner! Small touches of lime and cilantro give this dish a zesty and refreshing flavor.

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Shepherd's Pie

Get cozy with this winter classic! With layers of potato, vegetables, and ground beef, this shepherd's pie is a must-have recipe this season.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

You'll be quick to love this slow-cooker soup! With a blend of apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, and flavorful herbs, this soup has all the ingredients to complement a cold winter night.

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Sweet Basil Pasta

Elevate your pasta tonight by topping this dish with a dollop of ricotta cheese and fresh basil. Bon appétit!

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Sweet Potato Power Bowl

Filled with potato and vegetables, and topped with a fresh tahini dressing, this power bowl packs a punch with flavor.

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Turkey and Kale Rice Rolls

Looking for something different to make tonight? These turkey and kale rice rolls are a unique and fun way to get in a good serving of vegetables!

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Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are bursting with flavor for your next BBQ! Pair with our sweet potato wedges for a mouth-watering meal.

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Applesauce Sorbet

Churn this applesauce sorbet for a refreshing palette cleanser or dessert tonight.

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Everyday Granola Cookies

Granola gives these cookies tons of tasty flavor and texture. These soft and chewy cookies will have everyone going back for seconds (or thirds!)

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Graham Cracker Mint Sandwiches

Our take on this simple and cool treat satisfies your sweet tooth.

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Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

Greek yogurt gives this pound cake a moist texture and rich taste! Made in an hour and gone even faster, this pound cake will leave your friends and family asking for seconds.

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Honey and Thyme Baked Pears

Serve these pears warm out of the oven for a cozy treat. Coated in notes of honey and cinnamon, they'll surely satisfy your taste buds.

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Mango and Basil Nice Cream

A refreshing and fruity dessert that you and your guests can enjoy on a warm day!

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Maple Peach Meringue

Craving something sweet? Try these light-as-air meringues for dessert tonight.

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Peach Crisp

Craving dessert? You might already have everything you need to make this sweet peach crisp tonight!

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

This seasonal twist on a classic dessert is sure to be a hit!

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Strawberry Mint and Mango Swirl Popsicles

A cool, refreshing treat that's sure to wake up your taste buds on a warm day.

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Strawberry Pistachio Frozen Yogurt

Break this frozen yogurt bark dessert into endless pieces to share, or break off a piece for yourself! This cool dessert is good for any occasion.

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Apricot Salsa

A sweet twist on a traditionally savory crowd-favorite. Serve with chips or try it on your fish or chicken for an added boost of flavor!

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Baked Zucchini Chips

These low-fat, crispy zucchini chips taste like they’re fried, which makes them a perfect replacement for french fries!

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Chicken Corn Chowder

There's nothing better than this warm corn chowder on a cold winter day. The added benefit of chicken gives this soup ample protein to fuel you throughout the day.

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Edamame Hummus

This two-step hummus pairs great with pretzels or pita chips for everyone to enjoy.

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Herbed Baked Potato Chips

Who needs store-bought when you can make your own chips right at home? With these herbed baked chips, you can never have just one!

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Lemon Drop Cookies

These zesty lemon drop cookies are a delicious treat to bring to your next family gathering.

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Pear and Pistachio Pinwheels

Pear and pistachio make for the perfect pairing of flavors to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings all in one.

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Quick Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies

Do you sometimes crave a sweet snack or dessert? These cookies are a healthier option because they’re sweetened naturally with applesauce, not sugar.

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Roasted Carrot Soup

This smooth and creamy carrot soup is sure to be as rich in taste as it is in color!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Herbed Yogurt Dipping Sauce

These sweet potato wedges are the perfect side to any grilled entrée this summer! Dip in our herbed yogurt sauce for a cool and tangy snack.

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Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Spread this tasty apple butter on a piece of toast for a sweet treat any time of day!

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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Roasting the strawberries for this cool summer salad is a small way to give the dish some BIG flavor!

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