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Clinical & Therapeutic Diet - All You Should Know!

Clinical & Therapeutic Diet - All You Should Know!

Therapeutic diets are prepared to optimize the nutritional requirements of an individual in order to treat a range of ailments or to improve one’s ability to eat. A diet prescribed by a physician is a part of the treatment plan for a clinical condition or a disease to eliminate, increase, or decrease specific nutritional needs in the diet and minimize the risk of injuries.

Dieticians recommend therapeutic diets either to improve the patient’s overall health or to maintain a healthful lifestyle. For example, many patients undergoing dialysis are on diets that are therapeutic to their cure so that they observe maximum improvement in condition from the dialysis.

Purpose of Therapeutic Diet:

The following are the main purposes of therapeutic diet-

  1. To maintain good nutrition
  2. To rectify any deficiencies that may have occurred
  3. To boost the metabolism
  4. To help you maintain a healthy weight

Therapeutic diets can prove beneficial to certain conditions such as-

Along with dietary management, injury and safety concerns are also a major factor. The capability of swallowing food may affect the choice of diet consistency that needs to be followed. Dieticians recommend particular therapeutic diets for patients who have difficulty swallowing. They should be served foods that are chopped, thickened liquids, or pureed, to reduce the risk of choking.

Types of Therapeutic Diet:

A therapeutic diet, also known as a clinical diet, refers to a special diet plan that manages the intake of certain nutrients or foods. It is usually an alteration of one’s regular diet. Some common clinical diet examples include-

  • Gluten-free diet – includes legumes, lentils and beans; grains like millet, quinoa; carrots, parsnips; berries, and apricots
  • Clear liquid diet – includes plain, flavoured, or carbonated water; fruit juices excluding the pulp (apple juice or grape juice); fruit-flavoured beverages like lemonade
  • Full liquid diet – fruit juices; butter, custard and pudding; ice cream and frozen yoghurt, sherbet; soup, broth, and syrups
  • Diabetic diet – healthy fats that come from fish oils, olive oil, nuts, flaxseeds, and avocados; high-fibre cereals made from whole grains; fresh fruits and veggies
  • Low-fat diet – whole grains, vegetables and fruits; dairy and meat products; legumes and beans; sweet potatoes, egg whites, and mushrooms

The dietician or physician may recommend changes in one’s therapeutic diet, depending on the patient’s response and development in overall health condition. Remember, a specific diet that may suit one person may not be ideal for another. It is best to leave up to your physician/dietician to decide which particular diet you should stick to.

Asking free doesn't mean i'm not taking value of my health. All doc have diff ways to treat. And I did all my test. N I been called by my doc to take diet advice. Since m out of my state I consulted u.was not useful. Thnk you.

Asking free doesn't mean i'm not taking value of my health. All doc have diff ways to treat. And I did all my test. N...
Hello Pearl. You seem upset. Better discuss it with your doctor in person. Here it is open platform.
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Changing Habits For Better Health!

Changing Habits For Better Health!

Today, our lifestyle is a serious threat to our health. We live in a way in which we do not provide the right food to the body, nor do we exercise it right. Taking into account the fact that we consume so much processed food and even more unhealthy food, is there something that can be done? Well, of course! Without having to put much effort, follow some simple steps, which will result in plenty of benefits.

Remember, the main area of focus in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle is your diet. After all, it is true that this has massive effects on the health of any person, regardless of the stage of life he or she is at.

  1. Sleep better: Over the longer run, it is impossible for a person to prosper health-wise if he or she does not get a sufficient amount of sleep, according to what is actually needed. A few simple things which can be done to improve a person’s sleep are cutting out caffeine and alcohol from one’s diet. While it may seem that alcohol helps a person sleep better, it does throw the sleep cycle out of whack. Similarly, caffeine has properties which contribute in keeping a person up for longer hours.

  2. Eat a balanced diet: When it comes to the ideal diet for a healthy person, it should contain an adequate amount of nutrients and should also be balanced so as to not overload on any one set of nutrients. Comprehensiveness has its much required advantages. So adequate portions of fresh fruits and vegetables is a must, while you should keep a check on the consumption of sugar, fast food and starchy food items.

  3. Quit smoking: Smoking is one of the worst habits any person can have and it does no favours for any individual, regardless of the situation that is faced. If no problems are faced, it can create its own! Apart from the repercussions on the heart, what also occurs when a person smokes is that the bones are weakened and the bladder is irritated. Additionally, the risk of cancer increases. So, who would want to compound the normal troubles of life with the misery all these things can provide?

  4. Focus on fitness: Regular exercise is something which is quite underrated. Consistency is said to be key. As a matter of fact, it improves sleep and does wonders for a person’s mood, apart from other health benefits such as keeping the weight in control. It not only protects joints, but also helps overall health, and can go a long way in letting you lead a healthy life.
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Pregnancy - Know Nutrition Required In It!

Pregnancy - Know Nutrition Required In It!

During pregnancy, a woman needs to take care of her body and her baby. One of the most important parts of pregnancy is the level of nutrition and diet of the woman. This has a direct bearing on the growth of the baby as well as the progression of the pregnancy. Nutrition is a matter of deciding what kind of food one should eat and the kind of food that one should stay away from, at this point. Weight management and looking after your sugar and blood pressure levels is also a part of this nutrition plan that you will follow during your pregnancy.

In case you are confused about the diet and nutrition plan that you must follow during your pregnancy, then here is a plan that you can use. Do remember to consult your doctor so that it may be customised as per your body and specific conditions.

  1. Grains: You will need to ingest at least seven to eight pounds of grains in a day. These may include wheat, rice, and other local grains like Ragi, Bajra, Jowar and other such grains. You must create a good balance of these grains. But do remember to find out if your doctor would recommend the use of grains, depending on the state of your health. You may also want to watch out for signs like constipation and loose motions in case your body is not able to tolerate excessive amounts of grains. You can also stick to cereal for breakfast and other grains for lunch and dinner. Try and create a mix of grains with which you can make rotis or flatbread to be had with vegetables.
  2. Fruit: You will need to have at least two cups of fruit a day. In case you are diabetic or you are suffering from gestational diabetes or even a high level of sugar, you may want to consult your doctor about the amount of fruit that you can have during the day. This is also a good substitute when you are having sugar cravings during your pregnancy. Try and have plenty of fruit and mix up the colours as the fibre will also help in dealing with any constipation that you may be going through.
  3. Vegetables: It is imperative to have at least three to four cups of vegetables a day when you are pregnant, as this will supply a lot of nutrients, minerals and vitamins to the growing baby. You may especially want to stick to vegetables like broccoli that have a high iron and folate content which can give a good amount of folic acid. This is usually required for good growth of the foetus. As with fruit, you will need to mix up the colours and have something from each colour group every day. You can combine this with some amount of meat as well.

Eating Habits - How To Ensure Health In It?

Eating Habits - How To Ensure Health In It?

Who does not want to be in shape & look slim? of course all of us! To maintain the beauty, many of us are working hard to keep their body in shape and hence is ready to go for anything just to lose weight. People pay heavy money for gym and fitness training centres for their weight loss and health. We stop eating our favourite foods to look slim. Many of us are opting for some meal replacement shakes, medicines or supplements for this purpose.

However, we generally ignore the simple healthy eating habits that have a major role in weight loss & health. Only menu selection is not sufficient to achieve weight loss and health targets. Menu is important but its not everything, it is one of the important part of healthy living. It has been beautifully illustrated in Ayurvedic text also that how important are your habits.

How we eat is as important as what we eat.”

Methodical & disciplined eating helps to extract best out of food for body & soul. Food is not just to fill the stomach, it is to nourish every cell of the body.

You can make your food to work like a superfood by complimenting with eating habits.

Let us look at some of the healthy eating habits that will surely help you to maintain your best:

  1. Morning Detox: After you wake up early in the morning, have one-two glasses of lukewarm water. After plain water take some detox drink some herbal tea or herbal juice to give a kick to the metabolism.
  2. Drink your food: Its an old saying that we should drink our meals rather than eating.  This is one of the healthy food habits as slow chewing of food will help you in digesting the food well and lowers down your calorie intake. As it is said that it takes around 20 minutes to realize that you have eaten fully after you consume any food.
  3. Eat before you feel excessively hungry: It is always seen that once you get hungry, you tend to eat more than your normal diet. It is because pancreas secretes more insulin which leads to control of body sugar. And hence, increase in fat consumption.
  4. Maintain Optimum Hydration:  yes, be careful, I am not advising you to have a lot of water. The word optimum has been used to define the quantity of water. It means drink as much as your body needs. For the sake of weight loss drinking gallons of water is not going to be worth. Water is the best cleanser, as we need water right from waking up to the bed. But keep in mind not to gulp down a bottle at once. It should always be consumed sip by sip for better functioning. The best indicator of hydration adequacy is your urine colour. If you find it yellowish means a little more water is needed, but if it is clear means taking adequate fluids. Excess water intake could be a reason for dizziness and bloating.
  5. Golden 75:25 Rule: Divide your stomach into imaginary four parts &Food divided according to its state. Consume solid food in 50% of space, liquids 25%, rest 25% should be left empty, to maintain space for digestive juices and gases. Means Never ever overstuff yourself.
  6. Avoid any liquid or green tea or slim tea just after meal: As the golden 75:25 rule is telling us to keep some space, drinking just after meal will be the violation of this rule. Maintain a gap of 45 min to 1 hour before consuming anything else after a major meal.
  7. Meal timings: Eat At fix intervals, to set the body clock. It will boost up metabolism and weight loss.
  8. Follow 12: 12 clock: your first meal will decide your last meal timings. For example, if you wake up a 6 am, taking breakfast at 8 am, means finish your dinner by 8 pm. Consider your eating clock of 12 hours only. Before and after taking plain water or herbal tea without sugar is not harmful.
  9. Eating food is a Ritual: Do not try to be multitasking while having food. Watching tv, mobile, talking to someone, emotional disturbance, playing, all this should be avoided while having food. Eat with full concentration and positive thoughts to get the best out of it.
  10. Sitting Cross-Legged: Is the ideal if your knees are flexible enough. Avoid standing meals for better digestion.
  11. Take care of incompatible foods: Virudh aahar is a slow poison. Milk and citrus, melons and other fruits, banana and milk are the few examples.
  12. Maintain food orders according to its taste: Sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent, it should be the order of having food in vedic diet plan. However, it is a little difficult, as dishes prepared now a day are too complex.

To sum up: Tune in with your gut, listen to your stomach & instinct and gather knowledge to follow a path of good health. You will surely achieve your targets.

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I am 25 years old woman. I am doing gyming, so what I used to eat daily meals? Please tell.

Hello, The amount and quality of calories you consume are based on various factors. You can consult me online for the detailed diet chart.
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Can you suggest sum food habits. Which regulate blood flow in d arteries n for healing of wound.

Can you suggest sum food habits. Which regulate blood flow in d arteries n for healing of wound.
A warm glass of water with apple cider vinegar and ginger. Turmeric tea and orange coloured foods for wound healing.
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Hi Sir, I am 27 years old my weight is 60 kg height is 5.4" what will be the accurate diet plan, so that I remain young always.

Dear user, your ideal body weight should be around 55-57 kg so there is need to loose around 4-5 kg to become fit. Weight loss need proper attention to your diet and life style. It is important for your fitness and to live diseases free healthy life. Naturally losing weight is a healthy and safe method of weight loss. It generally involves making small tweaks to your diet, exercise routine and lifestyle. We are having weight loss program which based on customize diet, no medicine, no herbs, no starvation along with clinic fitness so there is no side effect. You may connect us for private consult.
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Salt - Know Good & Bad About It!

Salt - Know Good & Bad About It!

The salt content in food is a natural fact. People prefer salt in their food items in order to have taste, but medical research studies have suggested that excessive intake of salt leads the individuals to suffer from high blood pressure which is harmful to their wellbeing. Over the past century, medical research has become quite advanced. According to various researches, high consumption of salt in food can make the health conditions of the individuals get worse to a wide extent. Not only high blood pressure but consuming too much salt or sodium can cause heart complications for the individuals. However, the doctors have prescribed that the salt in the diet can have some health advantages which can positively impact the health conditions of the people.

Pros of containing salt in diet:

  1. Salt helps to control the blood sugar levels thereby improving insulin sensitivity
  2. Salt can act as a natural antihistamine, i.e., improving an allergic reaction or ensuring prevention from an asthma attack
  3. Salt intake helps to maintain proper stomach pH
  4. Sleep quality can also be improved through the intake of salt by suppressing stress and pressure from the individuals
  5. It also helps the body to function properly by enabling the nerves and the muscles to work appropriately
  6. Moreover, the intake of salt in the diet can also regulate blood pressure and volume

Apart from all these beneficial factors, medical science has listed certain drawbacks or cons of intake of salt that can affect the health conditions of the people. Scientists have proved and showed evidence that excess of salt in the diet can cost various innocent lives.

The negative factors of excessive salt intake have been listed below:

  1. Though salt level can regulate the blood pressure but intake of excessive salt leads to putting up the blood pressure to a considerable extent affecting their health conditions
  2. People can also suffer from hypertension and heart failures due to excessive consumption of salt in the food
  3. Stomach cancer, kidney stones and obesity can also be caused due to salty diet
  4. Intake of an excessive amount of salt leads to chronic fluid retention leading to heart failures
  5. Salt intake can cause obesity and vascular dementia
  6. Osteoporosis is also another danger that can take place in the people due to the intake of salt in their food.

Thus from the overall discussion, it can be said that medical researchers have thoroughly generated their views regarding the fact that salt or sodium intake can leave both the positive and negative impacts on the lives of the people. Hence, it is widely recommended by the doctors that people must reduce their salt consumption in their diet to reduce blood pressure and maintain a healthy living.

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I am a student with maximum sedentary work and no time to gym also cannot manage to have diet food as I leave in hostel. Any suggestions for diet and exercise.

I am a student with maximum sedentary work and no time to gym also cannot manage to have diet food as I leave in host...
Hello, nutrition decides 70 percent of your weight loss journey. Contact me online for the personalised diet chart.
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