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Purée Diets

Purée Diets

Purée diets consist of foods that have been pressed, mixed, sieved, blended, or ground up for easier ingestion and digestion. According to the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, “Modified texture food, and specifically pureed food, are integrally involved in the management of nutritional intake in patients with oral-pharyngeal dysphagia” and other conditions. LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers purée meal plans for individuals who may have difficulty swallowing or digesting food due to various health conditions.

What Is a Purée Diet?

Purée diets change the texture and consistency of foods to make them easier to eat. A purée meal generally has the consistency of pudding or soft mashed potatoes and allows people with various health conditions to get the balance of nutrients they need to stay healthy without needing to chew their food. Not all foods are ideal for purée diets. LifeSpring Home Nutrition has a nutritionist on staff who ensures foods used in puréed meals are the best options.

Some of the easiest foods to purée include:

Purée foods lose some nutrients during the preparation process. LifeSpring Home Nutrition ensures meals have enough essential vitamins and minerals by choosing the most nutrient-rich ingredients. A registered dietician (RD) directs meal planning for individuals who require texture-modified meals, ensuring they receive the right balance of nutrients in every delicious dish.

Health Conditions Requiring Purée Diets

People diagnosed with health conditions affecting the mouth, throat, swallowing reflex, or gastrointestinal tract may benefit from switching temporarily or permanently to a purée diet. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing food) caused by dementia is one of the most common reasons for switching to a puréed diet. According to Dementia and Neuropsychologia, “Some studies have correlated dysphagia to the individual’s general nutritional status.” Healthy eating is essential for individuals who have difficulty chewing or swallowing.

A few of the most common reasons people require puréed meals include:

Some people have health conditions that increase their risk of choking on or inhaling foods while eating. Puréed meals reduce the risk of injury or illness. Individuals recovering from some surgical procedures may also need their meals changed to a temporary texture-modified diet. Puréed meals allow people to eat the foods they love without risking their health.

What Are the Benefits of Purée Diets?

People may require texture-modified foods and other changes in their diet after experiencing a severe illness or injury. Often, individuals with purée diets have multiple co-occurring health issues. LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with people to ensure meals allow them to manage a range of comorbid health problems.

A purée diet has many advantages for people with co-occurring conditions affecting their ability to eat regularly textured foods. The primary benefits of purée diets include:

Puréed meals from LifeSpring Home Nutrition make it easier for people with conditions like dysphagia to have a broader diet without putting their health at risk. According to BMC Geriatrics, “Use of modified diets to try to prevent aspiration and its consequences in those with dysphagia has increased dramatically in recent decades: thickened fluids are used in up to a quarter of long-term care residents; and 15–30% of long-term care residents and 30–45% of older people in acute and rehabilitation wards receive modified-texture food.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition fills the gap for individuals who require these meals and do not have access to residential or outpatient care services.

Who Should Order Purée Meals?

Not everyone who has difficulty eating solid foods requires purée meals. Individuals should consult a medical professional or RD if they believe their health problems may be better managed with a puréed diet. Most people who benefit from purée meals have complex or persistent issues related to swallowing or other body functions. Some people may struggle with malnutrition if conditions affect their body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

People who should eat puréed meals often find it challenging to stick with these types of foods. According to Healthcare, researchers determined “several issues contributed to the poor acceptance of pureed meals, including presentation, taste, smell, inconsistency in production, delivery and lack of variety.” LifeSpring Home Nutrition removes these issues by providing various attractive and tasty meals for people to choose from.

Purée Meals at LifeSpring Home Nutrition

LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers many food options to ensure every person has access to the meals they need to manage their health successfully. Some meals require different types of ingredients or methods of preparation to ensure the highest nutritional content. For example, the process of puréeing food may reduce the nutritional value of some ingredients. The individuals responsible for planning and preparing meals with puréed foods take this into consideration and choose more nutrient-rich ingredients.

Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, has stated that “LifeSpring does everything themselves from the [registered dietician] assessments with our RD’s, [and] making the meals in our kitchen to delivering the meals with our drivers to manage quality and keep the integrity of the service and product by overseeing the entire process.” By ensuring an RD assesses each meal plan, LifeSpring Home Nutrition ensures people who need purée diets receive the best foods to meet their situation.

Purée diets are designed to provide the best balance of taste and nutrition for individuals who require texture-modified foods. LifeSpring Home Nutrition ensures all people who need purée meals can access the best foods to support their unique health situation. To learn more about our services, call us at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.