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What are the best things to eat/drink for adequate nutrition if one is not able to eat solid food?

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Dr. Shannon Stinson
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Depends on Reason

It really depends on the reason you are unable to eat solid foods.
If from a stomach bug, you want to consume what you can tolerate and what is appealing with an emphasis on hydration (alternating water and gatorade). If it is because of, say, a broken jaw, protein shakes are a good bet. You can also puree fruits, vegetables, and protein so that you have relatively normal nutrition. Good luck!

In brief: Depends on Reason

It really depends on the reason you are unable to eat solid foods.
If from a stomach bug, you want to consume what you can tolerate and what is appealing with an emphasis on hydration (alternating water and gatorade). If it is because of, say, a broken jaw, protein shakes are a good bet. You can also puree fruits, vegetables, and protein so that you have relatively normal nutrition. Good luck!
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