Dysphagia that involves difficulty swallowing food and liquids is a symptom of different diseases. In some cases, patients who experience this symptom should be fed with modified consistency foods. Dysphagia is often accompanied by malnutrition and dehydration and an interesting approach to dealing with these conditions is to provide patients with nutrient-rich foods. In this study, two new food formulations for dysphagia patients are proposed: a cereal-based protein meal and a vegetable cream. The nutritional and rheological characteristics of the two innovative preparations were assessed and compared with those of commercial products. The proposed protein meal formulations meet the criteria for the “high protein” claim and the vegetable cream meets those of the “source of fiber” claim. The rheological investigation revealed that the flow properties of the innovative formulations were comparable to those of the commercial ones. Based on these preliminary outcomes, this investigation represents an interesting perspective potentially valuable to enlarge the offer of possibilities for people suffering from swallowing disorders.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/foods10030663|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000633673300001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85103822648|
|Titolo:||Rheological and nutritional assessment of dysphagia—oriented new food preparations|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|