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The best diet for IBD patients.. Get to know it

A low-residue diet is a diet for people with digestive problems such as IBD or colitis. Low-residue foods include fluids, canned or cooked fruits and vegetables, and processed carbohydrates. A low-residue diet differs from low-fiber diets because it also reduces some meat. And dairy, this low-residue diet isn't meant to help you lose weight but help heal your gut, according to an insider report.

Doctors often prescribe a low-residue diet for people with digestive problems such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, and colitis.

What to eat on a low-residue diet?

Low-residue foods are usually thoroughly cooked so that they break down easily in your body. Below is a list of the do's and don'ts on a low-residue diet according to the University of Michigan's Bowel Control Program.

Allowed foods:

Liquids: Clear liquids and broth or filtered fruit and vegetable juices.

Grains: Processed carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and pasta.

Fruits and vegetables: canned or cooked, filtered fruit and vegetable juices.

Depending on your specific needs, you can also eat:

Meats and Proteins: Eggs, cooked, well-cooked meats, and ground meats can be beef, lamb, or poultry.

Dairy products: yogurt, custard, ice cream, cottage cheese.

Not allowed foods:

Grains: wholegrain bread, brown rice, buckwheat, cornbread, bread or cereal with nuts or seeds.

Fruits and vegetables: Raw fruits and vegetables, prune juice, coconut, dried fruits, all kinds of berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, corn, and baked beans.

Meats and Proteins: Legumes, nuts, seeds, and fibrous meats.

Dairy: Yogurt with nuts and seeds.

Sweets and snack foods: pickled foods, popcorn, jam and other fruit preserves.