Therapeutic Diets – Overview

What is Diet?

The term ‘diet’ is defined as the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.

Diet Therapy –

It is concerned with recovery from illness and prevention of disease.

What is Therapeutic Diet?

Therapeutic diet is defined in following important points which given listed below :

  1. Planned diet
  2. Modification of normal diet
  3. Prescribed by doctor and planned by dietitian
  4. Used to supplement the medical or surgical treatment
  5. Removing or adding foods
  6. Change nutrients, caloric contents and/or texture
  7. Increase or decrease the energy values
  8. Increase or decrease bulk in the diet e.g. high or low fiber diets