Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Adequate food for anorexia

Inadequate food for anorexia

The primary goal of dietary treatment in anorexia is to avoid losing more weight and recover the loss that has occurred not only fat but also other nutritional elements.

It is a very slow process that requires the patient to be helped, because in the end, you should have a re-education of eating habits and acceptance of weight gain. It involves, ultimately, an overcoming of the psychological issues are the ones who created the disorder.

It is necessary that the patient understands the importance of a varied diet in which all the basic nutrients are included. This should take into account the following guidelines:

- Do not force the patient to eat large quantities. This attitude leads to an initial rejection by the patient. We must increase the quantity, but not on the basis of fatty foods and abundant. It is better to consider that the change of power should be more a qualitative than quantitative. It should make fats and carbohydrates, proteins and minerals in a gradual manner and from natural sources and healthy. We advise, but not clutter, leaving the patient in a gradual manner be ingesting larger amounts as your condition improves.

- An abundant initial ingestion is not very advisable of sugary, greasy, fried, battered foods or others that can turn out very heavy for a stomach and intestines used to eat very little food (cakes, pastries, sausages, etc.) Replace these foods for others but also more digestible energy is the most convenient. These should include:

  • Eggs, milk (better fermented dairy products like yogurt) and eggs can provide the necessary proteins.

  • The vegetal oils (olive, sunflower, soybean, etc.) or dried droughts (hazelnuts, nuts, almonds, etc.) will provide fats, besides vitamins and minerals.

  • Plants rich in starch, that are transformed into sugars of slow absorption by the organism, therefore more assimilable, would provide the sufficient energy (Cereals, tubercles and vegetables: potatoes, peas, soybean, rice, etc.)

  • Fruits, vegetables and legumes, rich in vitamins, must be present in all the meals.

- It is important that the patient eats slowly, chewing well so as to take better advantage of the properties of foods. Also it is more convenient to make several meals a day not too abundant, to prevent the sick, used to eating little, to feel full very soon. A little rest after each meal would be very appropriate.


The administration of supplements of vitamins and minerals can be useful, especially of zinc. A diet rich in products containing this component can be very appropriate since it regulates hormones and enzymes.

Rich zinc foods are: lettuce, spinach, celery, parsley, cabbages, brussels sprouts , cauliflowers, cucumbers, endives, watercresses, asparagus, plums, borage, soybean, pumpkins, carrots, grapes, chayotes, figs, radishes, peas, lentils, onions, potatoes, eggplants, etc.

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