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Can I eat grains on a low-residue diet?

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Some. You can have:

  • Refined or enriched white breads
  • Plain crackers, like saltines or Melba toast (no seeds)
  • Cooked cereals, like farina, cream of wheat, and grits
  • Cold cereals, like puffed rice and corn flakes
  • White rice, noodles, and refined pasta

SOURCES:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Low-Residue/Low-Fiber Diet."

National Institutes of Health: "Fiber-Restricted Diet."

Greenwich Hospital: "What is a Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet."

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: "Low Residue Diet."

"Colitis Cookbook: Diet for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Diet and Nutrition."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Low-Residue/Low-Fiber Diet."

National Institutes of Health: "Fiber-Restricted Diet."

Greenwich Hospital: "What is a Low Fiber/Low Residue Diet."

Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: "Low Residue Diet."

"Colitis Cookbook: Diet for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Diet and Nutrition."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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