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For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good? Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for p.M. Meal

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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
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In brief: Depends

Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient.
Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet.

In brief: Depends

Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient.
Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet.
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