Monday, May 28, 2018

Nutrition Tips for Stroke Survivors

Some stroke survivors have a loss of appetite. For others, eating may be difficult due to swallowing problems or limited hand or arm movement. In any case, talk to your healthcare team to make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need. To make eating a little easier again, try these steps:


  • Choose healthy foods with stronger flavors, such as broiled fish and citrus fruits. Also, spices add flavor to food and serve as a good substitute for salt.
  • Choose colorful, visually appealing foods, such as salmon, carrots and dark green vegetables.
  • Cut foods into small pieces to make them easier to chew.
  • Pick softer, easier-to-chew foods, such as yogurt, bananas, whole-grain hot cereals and low sodium soups.
  • If you have trouble swallowing, talk to your speech therapist or doctor. This condition can be treated.
  • If weakness in arms or hands is a problem, you might try adaptive eating utensils. Some types of flatware have thicker handles that are easier to hold, and “rocker knives” make it possible to cut food using one hand.
Source: Stroke Association
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