Advantages of Food Exchange List: (FEL)

Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition 3(2+1)
Lesson 5:Food Exchange List

Advantages of Food Exchange List: (FEL)

  1. It helps the patients to plan a wide variety of menu within their daily food allowances.
  2. The ‘FEL’ contains a variety of foods so that the patients can choose foods to their liking and have variety every day thus avoiding monotony.
  3. When patients move from one part of the country to another, they can easily formulate their diets based on locally available foods.

An exchange list will contain foods of similar chemical composition. There will be some variations in the chemical composition with each exchange list.

Foods can be broadly grouped into

  • Milk list
  • Vegetable list
  • Fruit list etc.
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