Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What is Mechanical Soft Diet

Diet with Easy to Chew Foods

What It Is
A diet which follows the principle of the balanced diet but includes only foods that are easy to chew and swallow. This diet is prescribed to persons with chewing difficulty or disability. Depending on the patient's tolerance, food is broken down to smaller particles by mechanical means such as grinding, mashing, chopping and pureeing.

Some Tips:
  • Choose foods that could be mashed, ground, chopped, pureed or blended.
  • Cook rice and other cereals until soft.
  • Work with clean hands, equipment, utensils and containers to minimize contamination and spoilage.

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