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Nutrition And Dietetics

Manipal hospital’s department of Nutrition & Dietetics is one of the best in the country. The department plays a key role in helping improve the well-being of patients, optimizing their clinical management. Our nutritionists are available in both IPD and OPD setting.

Nutrition And Dietetics

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At Manipal, our nutrition and dietetics plans follow evidence-based recommendations that are consistent with international guidelines in assessing, managing and educating outpatients and inpatients. Dietitians at Manipal work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide the utmost care for patients who require nutrition education, intervention and counselling

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Our department of nutrition and dietetics provides help to all patients referred by the dietetic clinic afterbeing discharged from the inpatient wards. Outpatient referrals are also undertaken by a separate team. Our specialized dietitians work closely with our catering department for patient meal plans, based on their specific conditions. Manipal hospital’s department of nutrition and dietetics consists of dietitians, nutrition nurses, a nutrition administrator and nutrition assistants. Our dietitians are specialized across a dynamic range of medical fields including neonates, pediatrics, gastroenterology, diabetes, critical care, geriatrics, bariatrics and other fields as well. 

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Nutritional nurses at Manipal Hospital provide precise advice on monitoring and managing adult inpatients that are on artificial nutrition support. Primary health care teams are also given advice on patients that are facing tube feeding problems. At Manipal Hospital, we understand that diet plays a huge role in improving the health of an individual no matter the condition. We provide optimal nutrition care & food services through:

- Food service management

- Clinical nutrition

- Research & Education

FAQ's

Eggs are a high-quality source of protein. They are soft and can be prepared in many ways. There is cholesterol in eggs, but this cholesterol is not going to affect a person’s overall cholesterol as much as saturated fats and trans fats. Nuts are another good source of protein, but if a person has a chewing problem, you can incorporate nut butter into recipes instead. Fish, chicken, and meat are excellent protein sources, and soy protein can sometimes be helpful for people who are willing to try it.

Good and proper nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet helps to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. People who regularly eat foods high in fats, sugar, salt and do not eat fruit, vegetables, whole grains are more likely to develop chronic disease.

Nutrition is mainly of two types:

  • Autotrophic nutrition: It is found in autotrophic organisms, which make their own food through photosynthesis like plants.

  • Heterotrophic nutrition: It is found in heterotrophic organisms which rely on other organisms for their nutrition and food.

Our body needs mainly seven kinds of nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals, vitamins, fibre, and water.

  • A healthy diet has a lot of benefits such as:

  • It maintains a healthy weight

  • Reduces the risk of obesity

  • Healthy diet manages blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol

  • A healthy diet reduces the risk of stroke

A teenager girl diet should include:

  • A diet full of fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, grains, and oils.

  • Limit the consumption of saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium intake.

  • The average calorie intake for a teenage girl is 1800 to 2200 or more if your girl is physically active. If your little girl is overweight, then consult the best dietician in Bangalore at Manipal Hospitals.

There are some foods that help your child grow taller and help him grow to his fullest:

  • Eggs

  • Yoghurt

  • Milk

  • Soy

  • Fruits

  • Chicken

  • Carrots

  • Fruits

  • Whole grains

  • Mixed nuts

  • Pulses and beans

  • Elderly people need a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, including lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.

  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and try to eat more dark green vegetables.

  • Eat at least three ounces of whole-grain cereal

Depending on your children's age, size, and activity level, they need about 1000-1400 calories a day. The daily intake amount varies according to the age of your child. To clear your doubts consult the best paediatrician in Bangalore at Manipal Hospitals.

During pregnancy, your body needs more amounts of  nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Dairy products like yoghurt and milk, legumes, soybeans, sweet potatoes, salmon, eggs, broccoli and dark leafy greens, fish liver oil, berries, whole grains, avocados, dried fruits, and plenty of water.

Pregnancy is the most important and sensitive period in a woman’s life. Here are a few foods which you should avoid or minimize during pregnancy:

  • Avoid fish as they contain mercury

  • Do not eat undercooked or raw fish

  • Raw eggs

  • caffeine

  • Raw sprouts

  • Unwashed and unpeeled fruits

  • Unpasteurized milk, cheese and fruit juice

  • Alcohol

  • Processed junk foods

A low carb diet limits the number of carbohydrates such as grains, starchy vegetables and fruits, seeds, legumes and focuses on foods which are high in protein and fat. A low-carb diet helps in losing weight, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Manipal Hospitals is committed to the provision of the best possible care to all its patients and to build long term relationships that foster a stronger and healthier community. The patients served by our nuclear medicine department are a testament to this. Contact us to know more about nuclear medicine and book an appointment with one of our specialists today.

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