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Can I eat vegetables on a low-residue diet?

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These vegetables are OK:

Always peel them and avoid the seeds. They're often full of fiber.

  • Well-cooked fresh vegetables or canned vegetables without seeds, like asparagus tips, beets, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, spinach, squash (no seeds), and pumpkin
  • Cooked potatoes without skin
  • Tomato sauce (no seeds)

From: Should You Try a Low-Residue Diet? WebMD Medical Reference

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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