My baby is just 1and1/2 year old suffering from tuberculosis, Please suggest a recommended diet chart for my son during the therapy.
There is no documented evidence that any specific food on its own can alter the course of the disease.
Six smaller meals per day are preferred instead of three.
High energy and protein drinks (balanced in terms of micro-and
macronutrients) may be used effectively to meet the increased requirements.
Sugar, vegetable oil, peanut butter, eggs and non-fat dry
milk powder can be used in porridge, soups, gravies, casseroles or milk based drinks to increase the protein and energy content without adding to the bulk of the meal.
At least 500 - 750 ml of milk or yogurt should be consumed daily to ensure adequate intakes of vitamin D and calcium.
At least 5-6 portions of fruit and vegetables should be eaten per day. Pure fruit juice can be used to decrease the bulk of the diet.
The best dietary sources of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) are yeast, wheat germ, pork, liver, whole grain cereals, legumes, potatoes, bananas, and oatmeal.
Adequate fluid intake is important due to increased losses.
A good multivitamin and mineral supplement, providing 50%-150% of the recommended
daily intake, is advisable since it will be most unlikely that a person with TB will be able to meet the increased requirements for vitamins and minerals with diet alone (due to a poor appetite).
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