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Low Fiber Diet

A Low Fiber Diet includes foods that are easy to digest and do not leave residue in your colon while you are preparing for your colonoscopy.

Low fiber foods include:

  • Enriched white bread (NO whole wheat, whole grain, oat or multigrain)
  • White rice or plain white enriched pasta or noodles
  • Cereals with no more than 1 gram of dietary fiber per serving
  • Canned fruits without skins, seeds or membranes (examples: canned peaches, pears or fruit cocktail are okay)
  • Canned soups without corn or peas (examples: chicken noodle or tomato soup are okay)
  • Eggs
  • Well Cooked Turkey, Chicken, or Fish
  • Juices without pulp
  • Condiments (plain yellow non-grainy mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup)
  • Small amounts margarine, butter or oil for cooking

Do not use:

  • Whole Wheat, Whole Grain, Oats, or Multigrain bread and other products
  • Brown or wild rice
  • Raw or dried fruits and vegetables
  • Dried beans, baked beans, peas or corn
  • Flax or any food products containing flax, nuts or seeds
  • Popcorn or any snack food containing corn, nuts or seeds
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