Therapeutic Diet

Dietitian Shweta Nakra

Therapeutic Diet

A Therapeutic diet is Modifications of normal diet used to improve specific health conditions or can say a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. Therapeutic diets are foods designed for specific, usually nutritional, therapeutic purposes as a form of dietary supplement. Therapeutic diets are usually made of a mixture of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and vitamins and minerals.

Therapeutic diet is sometimes called a "special diet". It is part of the treatment of a medical condition. Therapeutic diets are usually produced by grinding all ingredients together and mixing them. The mixing process allows for the protein and carbohydrate components of the food to be embedded in the lipid matrix. Therapeutic foods are designed and manufactured to ensure that they are ready to eat straight from the packaging. Those foods resist bacterial contamination and require no cooking.

Therapeutic diet are normally prescribed by doctor and planned by dietician. Call +91-9868443323 - Dietitian Shweta Nakra.


Dietitian Shweta Nakra

Basics of a Therapeutic Diet

Introduction : What is a Therapeutic Diet ?

A therapeutic diet is a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. A Therapeutic diet is sometimes called a "special diet". It is part of the treatment of a medical condition. A therapeutic diet is usually a modification of a Regular diet. It is modified or tailored to fit the nutrition needs of a particular patient or resident. Therapeutic diets are modified for (1) nutrients, (2) texture and/or (3) food allergies or food intolerances.


Why are Therapeutic Diets Necessary ?

Common reasons Therapeutic Diets may be ordered include :


To maintain nutritional status.
To restore nutritional status.
To correct nutritional status.
To decrease calories for weight control.
To provide extra calories for Weight Gain.
To balance amounts of carbohydrates, fat and protein for control of diabetes.
To provide a greater amount of a nutrient such as protein.
To decrease the amount of a nutrient such as sodium.
To exclude foods due to allergies or food intolerance.
provide texture modifications due to problems with chewing and/or swallowing.


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