Types of Medical Food
Medical food is the term that the doctors and the health professions use to determine the type of food that they patient should be having or have had. Medical food is not necessary doctor’s designed food but it is more like the simple term being used in the medical context such as the food that can be easily digested by the human body, flavorless food, or food that being ordered by the doctor to help the patient to get recovered from the sickness as fast as possible and these are the types of food available in the medical center.
Normal food – such as ordinary food that people eat everyday such as bread, eggs, vegetable and so on. The normal food should be fulfilled the need of the human body.
Soft food – such as the food that can be easily digested with lesser flavor such as clear soup, boiled rice, anything stewed.
Pap – the food that was being processed correctly and in the form of liquid. Pap food has nutritional quality lesser than the first 2 types but it is necessary for patient to take to avoid diarrhea, intestinal operation, chemotherapy period, or during the rehabilitation.
Unwholesome food – these are the food in the riskier categories than any other types of food such as salty, spicy food, sour food, high fiber food, and milk.
Diarrhea Prevention Food – the type of food that reduces the diarrhea condition.
Constipation Food – food that help to accelerate the excretion such as fruits and vegetables.
Easy to digest food – those are boil eggs, steamed eggs, except fried eggs.
Hard to digest food – such as vegetable and fruits in raw condition, all types of meat including seafood except fishes.
High Fiber Food – It is in the same category as the hard to digest food.
Salty food – food that contains too much salt such as soy sauce, fries with salt, and snacks.
Sweet food – food that contains too much sugar such as snacks, chocolates, and so on.
Tasteless food – food that has the least flavor for sweet, salty, sour, spicy,
High Protein Food – All types of meat including fish and other seafood. Eggs and liver also included. However, on the other hand, there are low protein food coming from some types of vegetable that gives protein in a lower level.
High Carb Food – Food contains flour or sweeten food which is the opposite of low carb food.
High fat food – such as food that focuses on fry, deep fried, and other means of cooking that mainly uses oil to cook.