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Suggest food suitable for parkinson's patients with dysphagia

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Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

Parkinson's patient must be served a balanced diet comprising of fruits,veggies,meat etc.Since the patient also has complain of dysphagia avoid giving hard to chew foods.

1)Give frequent smaller meals in a day.

2)For breakfast you can give oatmeal made with milk,mashed eggs,omlettes,juices.

3)For meals you can give pureed from of cooked veggies,meat,cooked mashed peas,beans,rice,pasta,thickened soups,beverages.

4)Limit sugar and fat intake.

5)Give parboiled spinach,carrot,tomatoes or their juice.

6)In beverages prefer giving XXXXXXX tea,pomegranate juice,yoghurt,buttermilk.

7)Add nuts such as walnut,flaxseeds,almonds .You can grind them together for easy swallowing.

You can also consider visiting a Dietician who can guide you and make a food chart according to the taste and requirement.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up if any.

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