Mechanical Soft Diet
What Is Mechanical Soft Diet
A diet which follows the principle of the balanced diet but includes only foods that are easy to chew and swallow. This diet is prescribed to persons with chewing difficulty or disability. Depending on the patient's tolerance, food is broken down to smaller particles by mechanical means such as grinding, mashing, chopping, and pureeing.
Some Tips On Mechanical Soft Diet
- Choose foods that could be mashed, ground, chopped, pureed or blended.
- Cook rice and other cereals until soft.
- Work with clean hands, equipment, utensils and containers to minimize contamination and spoilage.
|Mechanical Soft Diet 3-day Sample Menu|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Mashed banana||Papaya||Scraped Apple|
|Mechanical soft sauteed||White bread with peanut||Chopped tempura chunks|
|potato-egg||butter or mashed potato||Champorado|
|White bread with jam||Champorado with milk||Salabat|
|Oatmeal with milk||Warm milk, no sugar|
|Mechanical soft tokwa||Mechanical soft sweet-||Mechanical soft vegetarian|
|Mechanical-soft sauteed||Mechanical soft boiled||Pureed malunggay|
|Soft rice||Soft rice||Soymilk|
|Arroz caldo||Sauteed mongo beans||Mechanical soft chili|
|Soft fruit salad||Soft fresh fruit||Porridge|
|Note: The modification of this diet is simple. Balanced diet is cooked with added water and is|
|either mashed, chopped, pureed, blended or osteorized.|