ARTICLES / General / Six New
Items on the Menu For a Liquid Diet /
by Rebekah Hindman
Shakes are perfect for a liquid diet. This is
where diet supplements can be used unabashedly.
These shakes are packed with vitamins and protein.
They come in multiple flavors: French vanilla,
strawberry, chocolate, hazelnut, berry blend, etc.
Instant coffee grounds can be added to give drinks
added flavor. Ice cream adds important calories. You
can also blend in fruit to contribute to the taste.
Implement these suggestions and entice your loved
one to eat a healthy and tasty liquid meal. Use your
own creativity and tailor these ideas to the needs
of your patient. As in any healthcare situation, be
sure you consult your loved oneís doctor about diet
alterations. Healthcare professionals are wonderful
sources for dietary suggestions. Even they enjoy
swapping recipes. So, go for it! Try something new
on the menu.
Rebekah Hindman is from
Greenville, South Carolina. She is a caregiver to
her grandmother who is living with Parkinsonís
disease. She teams up with her mother, a retired RN,
and sister to provide her grandmother with
twenty-four hour care. Rebekah wants to help relieve
the monotony other caregivers and loved ones face
with the limitations of a liquid diet.