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soft di·et

a normal diet limited to soft foods for those who have difficulty chewing or swallowing; no restrictions made on seasoning or method of food preparation.

soft diet

a diet that is soft in texture, low in residue, easily digested, and well tolerated. It provides the essential nutrients in the form of liquids and semisolid foods, such as milk; fruit juices; eggs; cheese; custards; tapioca and puddings; strained soups and vegetables; rice; ground beef and lamb; fowl; fish; mashed, boiled, or baked potatoes; wheat, corn, or rice cereals; and breads. Omitted are raw fruits and vegetables, coarse breads and cereals, rich desserts, strong spices, all fried foods, veal, pork, nuts, and raisins. It is commonly recommended for people who have GI disturbances or acute infections and those unable to tolerate a normal diet.

soft diet

A general term for any diet based on soft foods (e.g., bananas, Jello™, oatmeal, soups, yogurt), without hard (e.g., carrots) or semi-hard (e.g., broccoli, steak) foods. Soft diets have been recommended for treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

soft diet

Nutrition A diet of soft foods–eg, bananas, Jello, oatmeal, soups, yogurt, that precludes hard foods–eg, carrots or 'chewy'–eg, broccoli, jelly beans, steak. See Diet, TMJ syndrome; Cf Bland diet.

soft di·et

(sawft dī'ĕt)
A normal diet limited to soft foods for patients who have difficulty chewing or swallowing; there are no restrictions on seasoning or method of food preparation.

soft di·et

(sawft dī'ĕt)
Normal diet limited to soft foods for those who have difficulty chewing or swallowing; no restrictions made on seasoning or method of food preparation.

soft diet,

n a diet that is soft in texture, low in fiber residue, easily digested, and well tolerated. It is commonly recommended for people who have gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances or after oral surgery.

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