E-Z Gel and the Dysphagia Diet
We often wax poetic about all the ways in which E-Z Gel makes life in your kitchen easier, but one of the things that we’re most proud of is how friendly E-Z Gel is when it comes to special diets. There are a lot of health benefits we could talk about but today we wanted to focus on using E-Z Gel in the case of Dysphagia and with people on a dysphagia diet.
Dysphagia is a condition where someone has a problem swallowing liquids at certain thicknesses. It can be a condition or the mouth or of the throat and is addressed in many ways depending on the particular case and your particular doctor. However, a very common part of dysphagia treatment is a specific dysphagia diet.
Dysphagia diets focus on foods which are non allergenic, balanced in fiber, and either thickened or pureed down to a consistency which can be easily swallowed.
While there are several thickeners for dysphagia on the market, they are often expensive and difficult to use without lumping or off flavors.
E- Z Gel is an ideal product to use in dysphagia cases. E-Z Gel is gluten free and processed without any exposure to major allergens. It thickens any liquid, hot or cold, to a controllable consistency so can be used with different foods and brought up to any of the standard thicknesses used in a dysphagia diet: nectar, honey and pudding. When used in pureed foods E-Z Gel helps the resulting puree to stay thick even when refrigerated or frozen for storage.
If you have any questions on using E-Z Gel for proper thickening and special diets, we’re happy to help, though any specific medical advice should come from your doctor or dietician.