You may need a blenderized diet if you have mouth or throat problems or if your This diet consists of foods that have been blenderized and are thin enough to. January Issue. Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding: Learn About the Benefits, Risks, and Strategies for Success By Theresa A. Fessler, MS, RDN, . With today’s high-performance blenders this is possible, and many home enteral nutrition (HEN) consumers and caregivers are using blenderized foods instead.

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Other EN consumers view blenderized foods as a quality-of-life issue. Some RDs find the concept of developing nutritionally complete blenderized tube diets perplexing compared with the ease of calculating amounts of standard EN formulas, but it isn’t that difficult. However, the most important limitation of this study is that recipes vary greatly among different users, and practitioners can’t assume this die applies bldnderized all blenderized foods or diets that RDs develop or approve.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Eggs should be well cooked before blending or hard lumps can form. The best liquids to use are those that add flavor and have added vitamins and minerals. Who uses a blenderized diet? The right thickness and blendsrized of blended foods may be different for each person on this diet.

Thousands of people are unable to eat by mouth and therefore require long-term home enteral tube feedings. Foods that increase the risk of tube clogging include blueberries, string beans, and flax seeds.

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Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding

After blenderizing, foods should be strained to remove chunks of food, blenderizex or fibers. Many home EN consumers who have switched to blenderized foods for tube feeding have expressed similar comments.

Patients and caregivers can avoid clogs by using sufficient amounts of liquid in blends and frequently flushing tubes with water. As with any type of tube feeding, RDs should monitor patients’ progress and ensure they’re tolerating the blenderized foods well and are meeting weight goals. Food safety is a concern because unlike standard prepackaged EN products, freshly blenderized foods don’t undergo the canning process.

Most of the interest is in tube-fed children who have experienced better GI tolerance, health, and well-being, which has been reported in adults as well. Enteral feeding in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Several websites and books contain information from health professionals, caregivers, and consumers of tube-fed blenderized foods.

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It was effective in preventing significant weight loss and promoting wound healing and successful skin grafting. All across the country, more RDs are stepping up to the challenge of assisting home EN consumers with the use of blenderized foods for tube feeding, yet not much medical research has been done to support this practice.

People who exclusively use blenderized diets often recommend high-quality, commercial blenders.

Moving Forward The use of blenderized foods for tube feeding is uncommon, but it’s becoming more popular among home EN patients and RDs. The use of blenders makes it possible for home tube-fed individuals to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, nuts, and many other protein sources as well as healthful fats—the foods in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The following foods blend well: Try to use blenderized foods right away so they will not spoil.

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Blenderized Diet

There are some foods that blend better than others do. These foods and liquids can diwt eaten using a cup, straw, syringe or spoon.

Use of antacids, motility agents, and laxatives did NOT increase. Fewer subjects reported emesis and stools became firmer. You know the benefits of real food.

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Blenderized foods are a benefit for home EN consumers who have intolerances or are allergic to certain ingredients in standard EN formulas such as soy or casein.

Commercial EN products are necessary for hospital use doet that they contain concentrated fiet of calories and protein and all the known essential vitamins and minerals in standardized amounts and in a convenient and safe form, yet they don’t contain the myriad phytochemicals and fibers found in whole foods.

But with proper care consumers can avoid it. For example, Hodor recalls a case in which a patient’s father blenderized typical meals, substituting them for some of his son’s standard EN formula, and noticed improvement in the condition of his skin, bowel regularity, and alertness. Nutritional Evaluation of a blenderized diet in five major burn patients Conclusions: