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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All liquids can be used to blenderize or thin foods.

Benefits Hundreds of phytochemicals and fibers present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods are beneficial to health and gastrointestinal GI function. Moving Forward The use of blenderized foods for tube feeding is uncommon, but it’s becoming more popular among home EN patients and RDs.

Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding

Blenderized Diet What is it? He said his wife used the mixture in her feeding tube every day blenderize home and wanted to have it in the hospital, too. Breads, cereals, rice and pasta Breads and crackers without nuts Cooked, enriched cereals such as grits, Farina, Malt-O-Meal, or Cream of Wheat Cooked rice, pasta or noodles Fruits and vegetables Cooked or canned blennderized without skins of seeds Cooked or canned vegetables without skins or seeds Meat and meat substitutes Cooked, tender meat, fish and poultry Infant strained meats baby foods Cooked boiled or poached eggs.

Use of antacids, motility agents, and laxatives did NOT increase. Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding: This is how tube-fed people were nourished before commercial formulas became popular in the s.


If you are already on a blenderized diet, hooray! Try to use blenderized foods right away so they will not spoil. Tube clogging is a risk, although uncommon, when blenderized foods are used in feeding tubes. Blend equal amounts of solid and liquid foods together.

Many caregivers and patients find recipes for blenderized food tube feedings on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean they’re well balanced. In addition, RDs can show consumers how to categorize foods as carbohydrate, protein, fat, vegetable, fruit, and dairy or dairy substitutes and use specified amounts from each category to meet individual calorie and protein needs. These foods and liquids can be eaten using a cup, straw, syringe or spoon.

A PBGT diet is an effective means of providing nutrition to children with feeding disorders. US Government Printing Office; All five blenderized diets exceeded the dietary reference intakes DRI for protein; four exceeded the DRI for calcium and zinc; two were mildly inadequate in vitamin C; one had insufficient calcium and iron, and researchers found no significant cost differences.

Blsnderized diet, tube feeding, and related stuff. For example, blenderized foods are medically inappropriate for people with blednerized maldigestion or malabsorption disorders who require elemental EN formulas. 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. Consumers are advised to consult with their physicians and dietitians for their specific health needs.

Tools for living better on home IV and tube feedings. This article will discuss belnderized benefits and risks of home tube feeding with blenderized foods and provide strategies for its success.


How times have changed! The use of blenders makes it possible for home tube-fed individuals to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, nuts, and many other diett sources as well as healthful fats—the foods in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Publisher of Today’s Dietitian. 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. This will help prevent infections or problems with your teeth. It was effective in preventing significant weight loss and promoting wound healing and successful skin grafting.

Blenderized Diet

While most use standard commercial enteral nutrition EN formulas, a growing number of home EN patients want fresh unprocessed foods instead of, or in addition to, their typical EN regimen. Martin advised her to use the blended juices in addition to, not instead of, the blendreized EN formula. Another of Martin’s patients had lost weight unexpectedly, and Martin later realized that the patient had been substituting celery juice for one can of her standard EN formula.

Blenderized foods are a benefit for home EN consumers who have lbenderized or are allergic to certain ingredients in standard EN formulas such as soy or blendeirzed. Advertise Media Kit Gift Shop. This blog post by our dietitian gives great tips for transitioning to a blenderized diet via feeding tube.

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