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Chewing or swallowing problems – dysphagia, radiotherapy, trauma, inflammation in mouth, throat, esophagus, paralysis of throat muscles, jaw wiring
Pre or post surgery (GIT surgery)
GI strictures/partial obstruction
Clear Liquid Diet
Clear fluids or solids that are liquid at room temperature – most easily digested type of diet. Used in the progression from TPN or EN nutrition to a full liquid diet.
Full Liquid Diet
Liquids or solids that are liquid at body temperature.
Used in the progression from a clear liquid diet to a soft/light normal diet
Table of foods allowed and to be avoided on a full liquid diet
|Milk and milk products||Milk (milk powder), maas, smooth yoghurt, yogi sip, amahewu|
Smooth cottage cheese (made runny with milk)
| Yoghurt with fruit chunks|
Grated or sliced cheese, feta
|Meat, chicken, fish, eggs, legumes||Liquidized meat, chicken, fish, eggs and legumes |
Dhal made very runny Humus made very runny
|No soya chunks |
Dried beans, peas, lentils
|Breads, cereals|| Pureed or mashed potatoes/ sweet potatoes with no skin (made very runny with milk)|
Rice cereals, pronutro Mealie meal, tastee wheat, maltabella, jungle oat bran, sieved oats porridge (made very runny with milk)
|Baked Potatoes with skin Muslei (nuts, seeds) or any other cereals Phutu, samp,Bread, Roti, Pancakes, waffles,Pasta Rice, breyani, pilau|
|Fruit/juices||Pureed raw, soft cooked or canned fruits made very runny||No whole fruits or dried fruit Dried fruit|
|Vegetables||Pureed soft cooked or canned veges made very runny|
|Beverages||Milo, nesquick, horlicks, milkshake, hot chocolate |
Coffee, tea, rooibos
Nutritional supplements, ensure, Nutren optimum, build up etc
All fruit juices (no pips or seeds), fruit squashes and vegetable juices
Carbonated drinks it tolerated e.g. coke
Energy drinks e.g powerade, energade
Bouillon (savoury clear soup) Bovril and water
|Fats||Cream, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, cooking oil, sour cream||Fried and fatty foods|
|Herbs, spices seasonings||All herbs and spices Lemon juice Vinegar|
|Sauces, soups, condiments||White sauce, cheese sauce (made very runny with milk) |
Salad dressings, smooth chutney, tomato sauce
Smooth soups( add liquidized meat or vegetables)
|Pickles, Atchar, olives|
No soups containing legumes, or croutons etc.
|Jams and spreads||Smooth jams (no skins/pips), syrup, honey, bovril, marmite, fish paste, smooth cheese spread |
Smooth peanut butter (not on its own – can add to milk drinks)
Chunky peanut butter
|Sweets, chocolates, sugars and snacks||Any type of sugar|
May be able to suck fruit gums, boiled sweets and chocolate
|Nuts, seeds, pips|
No sweets or chocolates with raisins, nuts, seeds or pips
Samoosas, chilli bites, popcorn, crisps, sev, chevda, sweet meats
|Desserts and puddings||Custard, instant puddings, chocolate mousse (made very runny with milk)|
Ice cream, fruit ices, yoghurt ices, jelly, souffle’s
sago, semolina, vermicelli or tapioca puddings (made very runny with milk and well blended)
|Desserts containing nuts, seeds, pips, raisons or any other food on the avoid list Cakes, muffins and biscuits|
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