Diet Plan for Bell's Palsy
Bell’s palsy is a neurological disorder that causes a sudden, temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. It occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes inflamed or compressed. It is important to maintain a healthy, nutritious, and balanced diet to prevent and treat this problem. A soft, blend and full liquid diet is necessary in this condition. To prevent choking, avoid hard or large bite of foods, fatty, fried, and high salty foods as these are difficult to be chewed.
DIET CHART FOR BELL'S PALSY
A glass of Fenugreek water
Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli/ Brown Bread Sandwich / Besanchilla (gram flour) / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / 1 Eggs white portion
Fruit / Coconut water / Steamed salad
Plain chapatti / Veg pulao / Boiled rice / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Vegetable + Dal + Salad
Herbal tea / Green tea / Steamed Sprouts / Rice flakes snack
Plain chapatti / Vegetable / Khichari + Dal
Cereals to be consumed
Whole grains, Oatmeal, Finger millet, Soya, Corn, Millet, Quinoa.
Cereals to be avoided
Whole refined flour and White rice.
Fruits to be consumed
Banana, Apple, Avocado, Pineapple, Pear, Papaya, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Apricots.
Fruits to be avoided
All canned and packaged fruits, Citrus and Grapes (limited).
Vegetables to be consumed
Brussels sprouts, Broccoli, Turnips, Carrot, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Sweet potatoes, Squash, Peas, Artichokes, Lettuce, Asparagus, Parsley, Green leafy vegetable, Collard greens, Turnip greens, Kale, Okra, Dandelion greens, Mustard greens, Mushroom, Spinach, Beet greens, Potatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Zucchini, Fenugreek leaves, Celery, Coriander leaves, Garlic.
Vegetables to be avoided
Red and Green chili, Tomato, Frozen vegetables.
Pulses to be consumed
Pulses to be avoided
Dried and frozen pulse andBlack gram.
Dairy Products to be consumed
Low-fat yogurt, Milk, Cheese.
Dairy Products to be avoided
Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yoghurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk.
Spices to be consumed
Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon.
Spices to be avoided
Mustard, Pimiento, Nutmeg.
Drinks to be consumed
Milk, Homemade soup, Carrot juice, Bitter Gourd juice, Aloe Vera juice, Green tea, Herbal tea.
Drinks to be avoided
Alcohol, Carbonated beverages, Canned soup, packaged soup and canned fruit juices, Caffeinated drinks, Coffee, Tea.
Flesh Foods to be consumed
Egg white, Fish, and Lean meat (Grilled/ Roasted).
Flesh Foods to be avoided
Fried or Processed meats, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lean beef, Pork, Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Egg yolk, Sausages, Mutton, Salami, Bacon, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Meat pies, Red meat, Organ part such as Liver, Kidney and Chest.
NUTS AND DRY FRUITS
Dry Fruits to be consumed
Flax seed, Pumpkin seed, Walnut, Almond, Dried raisins and Apricots.
Dry Fruits to be avoided
Cashew nuts, Peanuts.
Fats to be consumed
Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil, Canola oil, Rice bran oil. Coconut oil
Fats to be avoided
Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Butter.
Other Foods to be consumed
Homemade only, Jaggery.
Other Foods to be avoided
All bakery products or processed, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Spicy foods, Too much salty food.
- Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended.
- Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
- Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
- 6 -Soaked Almond per day.
- Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly.