- Salivary amylase resistance
- Texture easy to swallow (requires less oropharyngeal propulsion)
- Food is less runny
- Stimulates reflexes
- Salivary amylase resistance prevents alteration and the risk of stasis
- Progression is slower and reduces risk of going down the wrong way
- Aids progression through the oesophagus and the upper sphincter if peristalsis or relaxation issues.