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Gastroenterology Consultants of South Jersey
Amherst Commons, Building A, Suite 2
693 Main Street, Lumberton, New Jersey
Telephone: (609) 265-1700    Visit us Online: www.GCSJ.org

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CLEAR LIQUID DIET

This diet provides fluids that leave little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is inadequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed. No red or purple liquids should be consumed!

FOOD GROUP

FOODS ALLOWED

FOODS TO AVOID

Milk & Beverages NO red or purple liquids!

Tea (decaffeinated or regular), Carbonated beverages 
(soda: Ginger Ale, 7-Up, Sprite only).

Milk, milk drinks.

Meats & meat substitutes

None.

All.

Vegetables

None.

All.

Fruits & Fruit juices

Strained fruit juices: Apple, white grape, and regular lemonade only.

Fruit juices with unstrained fruit.

Grains & starches

None.

All.

Soups

Clear broth, bouillon, and consomme.

All others.

Desserts

Clear flavored Gelatin (Jell-O*
and Ice Popsicles 
(NO red or purple flavors!)

All others.

Fats

None.

All.

Miscellaneous

Sugar, honey, syrup, clear hard candy, salt.

All others.

 

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

4 oz. White grape juice 
6 oz. Clear broth 
Jell-O
Tea

4 oz. Apple juice 
6 oz. Clear broth 
Jell-O
Tea

4 oz. Lemonade 
6 oz. Clear broth 
Jell-O
Tea

*Plain only, no fruit or toppings!  (Jell-O is a registered trademark of Kraft General Foods, Inc.)

Any QUESTIONS please call our office.

Information provided by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and edited by Gastroenterology Consultants of South Jersey.

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