Therapeutic diets should:
be expected to be very different from the normal diet
be less than the RDA's, since the patient is sick
be customized to the patient
be as uniform as possible, for consistency
One reason why enteral feedings are preferred over parenteral feedings is that enteral feedings:
are more expensive.
can provide more calories.
help maintain gut integrity and function.
use the circulatory system to deliver nutrients and provide rest for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Nutrients that bind with a medication will most likely:
result in malnutrition
increase absorption of both the nutrient and the medication
decrease absorption of both the nutrient and the medication
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