We’re committed to providing you with the very best cancer care, and your safety continues to be a top priority. This is just one more way of ensuring your safety and that of our staff. They need very little or no chewing at all to swallow. You can also blend or strain other foods to make them smoother. Liquids, such as broth, milk, juice, or water may be added to foods to make them easier to swallow. You can also speak with a dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition by calling Also, make sure that you drink plenty of liquids. Your goal should be to drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, talk with your doctor or dietitian to find out if drinking more or less liquid would be right for you. Carbohydrates are starches and sugars.
Most of the carbohydrates in your diet should come from. Others are powders that you can mix into other foods or drinks. A screening procedure for oropharyngeal dysphagia. While your loved one can chew and control the food in their mouth Stage 1 and initiate swallowing Stage 2 the body may not be able to do the rest. Also, use it as a substitute for milk in your favorite recipes for soups or custards. By using Verywell Health, you accept our. However, if you are eating fewer calories, you may need to eat more often to ensure you are getting enough nutrition each day. Beverages: All liquids are allowed and are necessary for staying hydrated while you’re on a mechanical soft diet. In contrast to the soft diet, the mechanical soft diet does not restrict fat, fiber, spices, or seasonings. Each different type of thickener has its benefits and drawbacks based on the type of liquids being thickened. Log in to Patient Portal.
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A soft foods diet plan is often low in fiber and lacking in spices, while emphasizing simple carbohydrates. Prepare for Your Visit. Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Milk and other dairy products like pudding, custard, and smooth yogurt may not need to be changed at all! Was this information easy to understand? Swallow safely: How swallowing problems threaten the elderly and others.