Malabsorption occurs when the nutrients are not properly extracted and absorbed from food during the digestion process or by the gastrointestinal tract. This can result in a deficiency of vitamins, proteins, minerals, carbohydrates and other nutrients that are important for growth and regulation of body system.
Principle of diet:
A high calorie, high protein, low fat, low fiber, simple carbohydrates, high vitamins, and minerals should be provided.
Milk, buttermilk, lean meat( trimmed well of fat), eggs, fish, corn, rice, buckwheat, pancakes, muffins, potatoes, cornmeal, fruit juices etc can be given.
Malted milk, fat meals, wheat, rye, oats, barley, and other products containing this cereal, as they are not tolerated in some cases, noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, soups, and sauces prepared with gluten flour, wheat rye etc should be avoided.
In case of lactose intolerance, lactose-containing foods should be avoided. Especially milk and milk products should be avoided as they contain lactose.
Dietary modification for malabsorption
|Early morning||Coconut water||1 Glass|
|Ragi malt||1 Glass|
|Dhal soup||1 Serving|
|Potato curry||1 Katori|
|Tea time||Apple||1 no.|
|Tomato dhal||1 Katori|
|Brinjal curry||1 Katori|
|Egg white||1 no.|
|Bed-time||Orange juice||1 Glass|