Therapeutic nutrition is the clinical use of some nutrients. A therapeutic diet is a tweak in a regular diet.
To fuel the body the best way, make your food the medicine. But, does the word “diet” make you think of an unpleasant weight-loss regimen? That is the type when they ask you to deny food for weight-loss.
By contrast, a nutritional therapist tweaks the diet for nutrients. They also look for texture and food allergies, or food intolerance.
What are the various therapeutic diets?
The nutrition diets are:
This form of diet excludes protein content. Nutritional therapists advise stopgap for wheat and some other grains. You could eat green veggies and gluten-free grains like quinoa.
Clear liquid diets
Nutritional therapists suggest it before surgeries and medical procedures. The diet acts as a short term remedy for gastric distress and body cleansing.
The diet includes various forms of liquid excluding alcohol and soda drinks.
Diabetic (calorie-controlled) diet
A 1500-calorie diabetic diet means eating no more than 1800 calories of food each day. Often, a nutritional therapist endorses this diet when you want to control sugar. The calorie count depends on the metabolic rate of the body.
According to the therapeutic nutrition diet, eating low-fat foods helps to lose weight. The idea is your body stores extra calories as fat. But, the body uses good fats to build it up, so it’s good to opt for trans fat-free, and low-fat foods.
High fiber diet
A high fiber diet is fit for the cure of irritable bowel movements. Nutritional therapists suggest the diet to increase good bacteria in the gut.
What is the importance of diet and nutrition therapy?
The grace of a perfect diet helps controlling lifestyle diseases. A therapeutic nutrition edit tames diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity.
Therapeutic nutrition raises the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions.
You get preventive care for the developing disease. If you suffer from some disease, it helps prevent the progression.
What are the benefits of nutritional therapy?
The benefits of therapeutic nutrition go beyond weight:
- The cut of risk of some functional diseases. These are heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and osteoporosis
- Ease of High blood pressure
- Low high cholesterol
- Improve your well-being
- Increase your energy level
- Increase immunity
- Balance of hormones
- Improve in the digestive system
- Stress reduction
How do nutritional therapists work?
A nutritional therapist work with various clients. They create an apt therapeutic nutrition diet. Further, they provide advice on disease control and prevention.
Good therapeutic nutrition gives proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it the body. For that, a nutritional therapist plans your meals and snacks. They include nutrient-dense foods that are low in calories.
Here are the eating tips well with a therapeutic nutrition diet:
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
- Eat a bunch of whole grains
- Choose lean meats
- Choose low fat or fat-free milk
We have a team of nutritional therapists who takes several cases separately. We know every person has a unique physiological make-up and therapeutic nutrition need.
The case study covers past and current health concerns, lifestyle, and family health. The result helps us give you the diet and nutrition therapy plan. Let us discuss the details on the spot.