Soft diet | University of Maryland Medical Center

Soft diet | University of Maryland Medical Center

Soft diet | University of Maryland Medical Center

A gentle diet can be used to treat ulcers, heartburn, heartburn, heartburn, and heartburn. gastric, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and gas. You may also need a mild diet after a stomach or bowel surgery.

A mild diet consists of foods that are soft, not very spicy and low in fiber. If you are following a mild diet, you should not eat spicy, fried, or raw foods. You should also not drink alcohol or drinks containing caffeine.

Your doctor or nurse will tell you when you can start eating other foods again. Eating healthy foods is still important when you re-add the rest of the food. The doctor can refer you to a dietitian or nutritionist to help you plan a healthy diet.

eat on a soft diet

Milk and other low-fat dairy products Cooked, canned or frozen vegetables Fruit juices and vegetables Cooked or canned fruit without shell or seeds, such as applesauce or canned peaches Breads, biscuits and pasta made with refined white flour Cereals hot and refined grains such as oatmeal and refined wheat cooked or "wheat cream" Tender and lean meats, such as poultry, whitefish and shellfish, steamed , baked or broiled without added fat Creamy peanut butter Pudding and custard Eggs Tofu Soup, especially broth Soft tea

Foods to Avoid

You should also avoid medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) .

Other food tips

Here are some tips for eating a mild diet:

  • Eat small meals and eat more often during the day.
  • Do not eat within 2 hours of bedtime.
  • li> Stop eating foods that are NOT on the "not to eat" list if you do not feel well after eating them.
  • Drink fluids slowly.


Version Info
  • Last reviewed on 6/8/2012
  • Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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