A therapeutic diet is a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. It is part of the treatment of a medical condition and are normally prescribed by a physician and planned by a dietician. A therapeutic diet is usually a modification of a regular diet. It is modified or tailored to fit the nutrition needs of a particular person. Therapeutic diets are modified for (1) nutrients, (2) texture, and/or (3) food allergies or food intolerances. Common reasons therapeutic diets may be ordered: • 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 • To provide texture modifications due to problems with chewing and/or swallowing
Frontiers, E. (2022). FST 108- Types of Therapeutic Diets. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/fst-108-types-of-therapeutic-diets
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Frontiers, Edu . "FST 108- Types of Therapeutic Diets" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 08, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/fst-108-types-of-therapeutic-diets