Bland Diet

A bland diet is also called a soft diet or low residue diet, or gastrointestinal soft diet. It includes low fiber and low-fat foods presenting with a soft consistency. They do not contain heavy spices and flavors. A bland diet is preferred in cases of people having Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, peptic ulcer, and diverticulitis. Milk and milk products with low fat, cooked vegetables, canned fruits with fruit juices, and vegetable juices come under bland foods.

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Please suggest a diet to lower cholesterol.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I just found out that I have high cholesterol. My doctors advised me to change my diet. But, they did not give any suggestions other than to avoid fast food and fatty food. My issue is that my diet option is already limited due to my food allergies (strawberries, melons...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First thing is that you should take medicines for high cholesterol and Crohn's disease. Also your BMI - body mass index is high which tends to obesity. Now your diet for two months under observation should be bland diet. A bland diet is a diet consisting of food...  Read Full »

What diet should I follow after cholecystectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a cholecystectomy yesterday. I am eating only fluids since yesterday. Kindly suggest a diet for one month. Thanks.  Read Full »


Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly avoid the following for three months: 1) Avoid milk items. 2) All non-vegetarian foods and eggs. 3) Packed foods like biscuits and bread. 4) All fried food. 5) Eat green leafy vegetables, lentils, and curries with not more than one t...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet chart to help with my acidity and GERD.

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain and UTI last year for which I was prescribed antibiotics, and also I had a blood infection for which again I was given heavy antibiotics. I have burning in the stomach and severe acidity. So I request you to make a diet chart for me. I am suffering from acidity, ...  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your sugars are normal now without medications, you need to follow a diabetic diet chart as your weight is on the higher side. You are overweight by 20 kg. Diet chart: Morning: sugarless tea. Totally avoid on coffee. Tea also should not be overboiled and have ...  Read Full »

What foods to avoid for acidity problems and belly fat reduction?

Query: Hi doctor, I consume the required calories, but I still crave for many foods. My stomach also hurts even when I drink water, so I always lose track of my caloric intake diet. When I eat a complete course every dinner, I wait for one to two hours before I sleep, but when I do, my upper stomach hurts...  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight is normal for your height. You can eat a normal diet. Just control your fat intake. Go for a bland diet initially for few days till the pain subsides, and later you can switch to a regular diet. It will control your acidity problem. Water should not cause an...  Read Full »

My mother is weak after a surgery. Please suggest a diet plan for her recovery.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had undergone a laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy two months ago. She is 52 years old, height 5 feet and 2 inches, weight 70 kg. She does not have any other medical issues. She was advised to avoid spicy food for a month. She has fatigue, weakness, constipation and gas...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother needs a wholesome diet that is rich in protein as well as vitamins, and calcium. Start with a low-fat diet which has moderate levels of carbohydrates, but is rich in protein. Give her four small meals a day, instead of three big ones. Breakfast should inclu...  Read Full »

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