Archive for 2021

Celebrating Christmas with Dysphagia

18 Dec 2021
It is the season of love and good food this Christmas! Did you know that even for dysphagia patients, it is possible to celebrate and indulge healthily in the delicious festive delights? With the right food choices,...
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Ageing Well: Nutrition for Elderly with Dementia

23 Nov 2021
In Singapore, around 1 in 10 people aged 60 year old and above suffer from dementia. The risk of developing dementia increases with age. People who have experienced stroke are also at a higher risk of dementia.
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Ageing Well: Diet & Nutrition for Elderly in Singapore

19 Nov 2021
Diet plays a huge part in our appearance, health and mood. Consuming the right diet and nutrition is an essential component of ageing gracefully and happily. Eating right is important regardless of our age, but ageing...
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Eating Right: The Power of Protein

15 Aug 2021
Protein is an important nutrient which helps to build and repair body tissues. It helps us to maintain healthy muscle mass and also contributes to daily energy intake. 1 gram of protein gives 4 calories. For the...
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Dehydration in Dysphagia

01 Aug 2021
Dehydration is a major problem for dysphagia patients. It occurs when the fluids necessary to maintain normal body functions are not replenished. Generally, dehydration is caused by patients not consuming sufficient...
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Benefits of Vitamin C

15 Jul 2021
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found mainly in fruits and vegetables. It is important for enhancing skin health and immune function. It’s essential for the formation of collagen, absorption of iron and...
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Challenges of Pureed Food

27 May 2021
The pureed food diet is often stigmatised for being tasteless and visually unappetising, due to the lack of shape, texture and vibrant colours. Despite its outlook, pureed diet is necessary for patients who are...
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Ensuring Nutritional Value in Pureed Diet

17 May 2021
Ensuring adequate amounts of nutrients in pureed diets is a difficult and complex process. More often than not, key nutrients such as proteins and fibers are lost during the production of pureed diet.Loss of nutrients...
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Foods to Avoid for Dysphagia Diet

28 Apr 2021
Dysphagia diet is a special eating plan recommended for patients who are unable to swallow foods. In very serious cases of dysphagia, a pureed diet (or the most restrictive diet) is often recommended for these...
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Highly Nutritious Foods for Dysphagia Diet

16 Apr 2021
Having adequate nutritional intake is often a challenge for dysphagic patients, as swallowing difficulties affect their ability and desire to consume their meals normally. When overall nutritional intake is not met,...
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