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Healthy eating for people with disability

By Dr. Dinesh Palipana

In his recent article, Dr. Dinesh Palipana highlights the unique considerations of healthy eating for people with disabilities. It emphasises the importance of maintaining a nutrient-rich diet while managing energy intake based on individual needs.

The article discusses specific challenges faced by individuals with spinal cord injuries, Huntington’s disease, and autism, and provides recommendations for addressing them. It underscores the importance of consuming an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables to prevent chronic diseases and highlights the need for personalised dietary approaches for different disabilities.

Dr. Dinesh offers practical tips for introducing new foods and emphasises the role of consulting accredited dietitians and healthcare professionals to ensure a healthy and productive life. Overall, he emphasises the significance of personalised expert advice and the adoption of healthy eating habits to support the well-being of individuals with disabilities.

Click here to read the entire article published by Healthy Life.