Therapuetic Diet

Ms Haritha Shyam, Nutritionist, Therapeutic Diet, Apollo Hospital
A Therapeutic diet is a meal plan prescribed to individuals to help manage specific medical conditions or promote overall health and wellness. It is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of the individual. It can be used to help manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease, as well as to address other health concerns such as allergies, food intolerances, and weight management.

A therapeutic diet may involve restrictions on certain foods or nutrients, increased consumption of others, specific portion sizes, and meal timing. Some examples of therapeutic diets include:

  • Low-sodium diet
  • Low-fat diet
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Gluten-free diet
  • Renal (kidney-friendly) diet

It is important to note that therapeutic diets should only be followed under the guidance of a healthcare provider and should be tailored to meet the individual's specific needs and health status.

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