The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
A puree diet refers to a type of diet where the food has been strained or pressed after grinding to achieve a smooth and soft consistency. Puree diet is recommended for individuals having difficulty in chewing, swallowing or digesting whole foods. A pureed diet can be achieved by using a food processor, a hand mixer or a blender. Most kinds of food can be pureed. It is important to ensure that the food to be pureed is well cooked. Any skins, seeds, bone, tough skins should be removed from the food prior to processing. Foods that are stringy such as onions should be avoided when pureeing food. Pureed food does not have to be bland. Flavor can be enhanced by use of seasoning, salad dressing, sugar, honey, mayonnaise among other healthy taste enhancing ingredients. To ensure that the nutritional requirements of the body are met, frequent servings are encouraged. It is essential to fortify the pureed diet by adding vitamins and minerals, which are commercially available in prepared forms.