Category Archives: Diets

Low Residue Diet

A low residue diet is composed of foods which are easily digested and readily absorbed, resulting in a minimum residue in the intestinal tract. Foods that are high in residue are those which are high in roughage or fiber. If you would like to eat or low residue diet or...

Food High In Potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte which is important to the human nervous system, muscle function, heart, kidney and adrenal glands. A deficiency of potassium(hypokalemia) can cause weakness, fatigue, heart irregularities and problem with muscle contraction. The recommend daily intake of potassium is 3500mg a day. Fruits and Vegetables Serving Size Potassium...

The Clear Diet

Clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides some important electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, minerals and gives some energy at the time when a full diet is not possible or recommended. A clear liquid diet is easily digested and leaves no residue in the intestinal tract. The diet is...

The Bland Diet

The bland or soft diet is designed to decrease peristalsis and avoid irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. A bland diet can be used to treat peptic ulcer disease, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea and gas. A bland diet is made up of foods that are soft, not very spicy and low in...

Hepatic/Cirrhosis Diet

Patients with End Stage Liver Disease (Cirrhosis) need to have at least 2-3 bowel movements daily to prevent Hepatic Encephalopathy (increased ammonia level in blood which can cause confusion, feelings of extreme sleepiness or unable to think clearly). If you are not having 2 -3 bowel movements daily let your...

Hemochromatosis Diet

Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common form of iron overload disease. It is an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron. People with Hemochromatosis may develop iron overload that may affect different organs if left untreated. Dietary Guidelines/Recomendations Decrease consumption of red meat- ...

High Iron Diet

Iron is  an essential mineral for life and is found in red blood cells. Primary role of iron is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without oxygen, the body’s cells cannot function normally. If the body’s iron stores become too low, an iron deficiency...

Which foods cause gas?

Most foods that contain carbohydrates can cause gas. By contrast, fats and proteins cause little gas. Sugars The sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose and sorbitol. Lactose Lactose is  the natural sugar in milk. It is also found in milk products, such as cheese, ice cream and processed...