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Can I have milk and dairy products if I'm on a low-residue diet?

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They're OK in moderation. Milk has no fiber, but it may trigger symptoms like diarrhea and cramping if you're lactose intolerant. This means you have trouble processing dairy foods. If you are, you could take lactase supplements or buy lactose-free products.

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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