Clear Liquid Diet
Clear liquids are any liquid that you can see through. They are also very easy to digest. You may be put on a clear liquid diet if you are recovering from irritation or infection of the stomach or digestive tract. This diet may also be used before surgery or special procedures such as a colonoscopy. You should not be on this diet for more than 3 days. Below are some clear liquids you can have on this diet.
Adults and children over 2 years old
Adults should drink a total of 2 to 3 quarts of liquid per day. It may be easier to drink small frequent servings rather than a few large ones. Clear liquids can include:
Clear fruit juices without pulp. Apple, white grape, and cranberry juice; clear fruit drinks.
Beverages. Sport drinks, sodas, mineral water (plain or flavored), tea, black coffee, liquid gelatin (add twice the recommended amount of water).
Soups. Clear broth.
Desserts. Plain gelatin, frozen fruit juice bars without pulp or fruit pieces.
Children under 2 years old
Oral rehydration fluids are available at drugstores and most grocery stores. You don’t need a prescription.
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