MECHANICAL SOFT

DIET

OR PREPARED WITHEXTRA FUILD TO MAKE CHEWING AND SWALLOWING EASIER. GROUND. • IT IS HELPFUL TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LACKING TEETH. BLENDED. ALL FOODS ARE SOFT COOKED. .• A MEAL PLAN THAT CONSISTS OF FOODS THAT HAVE BEEN CHOPPED. FOR SUCH A DIET. AND MEATS ARE GROUND AND MIXED WITH SAUCES OR GRAVIES SO THAT LESS CHEWING IS NECESSARY.

INDICATION • POORLY FITTING DENTURES • EDENTULOUS PATIENTS • LIMITED CHEWING OR SWALLOWING ABILITY • DYSPHAGIA • STRICTURES OF INTESTINAL TRACT • RADIATION TREATMENT TO ORAL CAVITY • PROGRESSION FROM ENTERAL TUBE FEEDINGS OR PARENTERAL NUTRITION TO SOLID FOODS .

CONTRAINDICATION • SITUATIONS IN WHICH REGULAR FOODS ARE APPROPRIATE .

IT CAN HELP TO EASE DIFFICULTY IN CHEWING OR IN SWALLOWING. NARROWING OF THE ESOPHAGUS. NO TEETH OR OTHER DENTAL PROBLEMS. • THE MECHANICAL SOFT DIET IS APPROPRIATE FOR PATIENTS WHO RE RECOVERING FROM HEAD. NECK OR MOUTH SURGERY.PURPOSE • THE MECHANICAL SOFT DIET SERVES AS A TRANSITION FROM LIQUIDS TO A REGULAR DIET FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE RECOVERING FROM SURGERY OR A LONG ILLNESS. . WHO HAVE DYSPHAGIA. OR WHO ARE TOO ILL OR WEAK TO CHEW. THE DIET ALSO BENEFITS THOSE WHO HAVE POORLY FITTING DENTURES.

EXAMPLES • WELL COOKED VEGETABLES • MASHED POTATO WITH 1/2 INCH PIECE EXCEPT • ICE CREAM CORN. PEAS. AND OTHER FIBROUS VEGETABLES • WELL-MOISTENED READY TO EAT CEREALS • TOFU • WELL-MOISTENED PANCAKES • SOUPS WITH EASY TO CHEW WITH SYRUP MEAT AND VEGETABLES • NOODLES AND DUMPLINGS • BREAD EXCEPT FOR THOSE CRUSTY • SOFT CANNED OR COOKED FRUITS • PUREED AND MOLDED FOODS .