Enteral feeding or tube feeding is a solution offered to people who cannot swallow food. It is a condition where one is fed through a feeding tube. Enteral tube feeding involves introducing nutrients into someones body via a tube directly to the stomach or small intestine. While enteral feeding, a special diet is necessary in order to ensure the proper nutrients get to the patient. The food is offered in liquid form. The liquid form of the food allows it to flow through the tube and then into the patients digestive system.
Problems pertaining to the throat or food pipe may be quite inconveniencing. Similarly, jaw problems may also result in one not being able to use their mouth to take in food. In such cases enteral tube feeding comes in handy. The challenge does not end there. What do you eat with the tube? To assist people undergoing enteral feeding, Drink Your Meals offers multiple liquid diet recipes that aid many people partaking in enteral tube feeding to enjoy ordinary food ingredients. These healthy liquid menus can also be applied to patients in hospital. Over the years we have come up with multiple recipes that are rich in nutrients and are Zone balanced. These recipes can be used for enteral feeding.
Jesse Jones, the founder of Drink Your Meals, has been taking meals in this way for several years. Due to a medical condition he was forced into enteral food feeding but he decided that he will still enjoy the goodness of natures products. By blending several organic and/or fresh products he came up with multiple nutritious recipes. By doing this he managed to get the right combination of nutrients even though he was undergoing enteral feeding.
Some of the products used to make the liquid diets include whole grains, whole nuts, whole beans, fresh fruits and vegetables and minimally processed oils. Generally, the Enteral Feeding diet is made out of natural ingredients in the form they were grown or caught in the wild. This ensures a wholesome meal with good carbs, good proteins and good fats.
These nutritious liquid diet recipes easily spice up your enteral tube feeding experience. There are so many combinations of diets to choose from. In fact there is a recipe building tool in our site that you can use to build your own recipe. Try it out and build your own recipe that will come in handy to someone undergoing enteral feeding.