Procedure Related Questions
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What is a clear liquid diet?
A clear liquid diet provides fluids that leave little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is inadequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed. No red or purple liquids should be consumed!
|Food Group||Foods Allowed||Foods to Avoid|
|Beverages||coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, fruit flavored beverages||milk, milk based drinks|
|Meat and Meat Substitutes||None||All|
|Fruits and Fruit Juices||strained fruit juices, such as apple, white grape, and lemonade||solid fruit, any fruit juices with unstrained fruit (pulp)|
|Grains and Starches||None||All|
|Soups||clear broth or bullion, consomme||all other soups|
|Desserts||flavored gelatin, popsicles (no red or purple flavors, no fruit or toppings)||all other desserts|
|Miscellaneous||sugar, honey, syrup, clear hard candy, salt||All others|