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Bland Diet

Purpose: To be used in cases of gastrointestinal upset, i.e. irritable bowel syndrome exacerbation, gastroenteritis, recent food poisoning, flare of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Foods allowed:

  • Milk & Dairy: any kind of milk, yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese

  • Meats: lean beef, veal, lamb, pork, turkey, liver, chicken, Cornish hen. All fish or shellfish

  • Potatoes/Noodles: potato without skin, rice, noodles, spaghetti, yams, sweet potato

  • Breads: any kind

  • Fruits: any kind and all juices

  • Vegetables: any kind (except gas producing ones if you are bloated)

  • Desserts: custard, pudding, ice cream, sponge cake, angel food or pound cake, sorbet, ices

Avoid the following foods that may be active gastric irritants including:

  • Caffeine

  • Coffee

  • Decaffeinated coffee

  • Tea

  • Cocoa

  • Carbonated beverages with caffeine (sodas such as Coca Cola, Mountain Dew)

  • Alcohol

  • Chocolate

  • Pepper

  • Chili powder

  • Fried meats/chicken/potatoes

  • Hot dogs, sausage

  • Luncheon meats

  • Gas producing vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, beans, brussels sprouts

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