- by Dr Gowher Pebbles n Pearl Pediatrics and Child Care
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- Feb 09 2017
How to increase calories?
Adding more fat to diet will increase calories without adding bulk. Remember that fat has 9 calories per gram, while protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram.
Ø Emphasize vegetable oils such as flaxseed or canola and cold water fish that supply high levels of the essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega- 6). Avoid or reduce the use of foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils that create trans-fatty acids that interfere with the body`s ability to utilize the essential fatty acids.
Ø Add butter or oil to meats, vegetables, hot cereals, and cooked desserts.
Ø Mayonnaise, sour cream, and salad dressings can be served on vegetables, meats, sandwiches, and fruit salads.
Ø Include peanut butter and other nut butters that are high in oil.
Ø Cream and ice cream have a high fat content.
Ø Add heavy cream to puddings.
Ø Mix fruit- sweetened ketchup or yogurt with 1 to 3 teaspoons of flax oil to get rid of the oily taste and make it more palatable to children.
Ø Avocados are high in fat and calories. They are excellent for softer diets.
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