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Gastrointestinal Special Diets

If medically necessary, your Rochester Regional Health gastroenterologist or dietician may ask you to follow one of the below diets. In addition to any directions they give you, please use the information below to inform your dietary needs.

  • Clear Liquid Diet

    A diet of clear liquids maintains vital body fluids, salts, and minerals; and also gives some energy for patients when normal food intake must be interrupted.

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  • Gastroparesis-friendly diet

    Gastroparesis occurs when the stomach doesn’t empty as fast it should. Nutrition goals are to stay hydrated and provide calories, protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

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  • GERD-friendly Diet

    Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD with diet and lifestyle changes.

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  • High Fiber Diet

    All fiber comes from plants in the form of vegetables and grains. Fiber along with adequate fluid intake is important for proper GI functioning and overall health.

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  • Low Fat Diet

    Certain diseases and medical conditions can make it difficult for the body to tolerate fat, so a low-fat diet may help people with these conditions.

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  • Low Fiber Diet

    Fiber resists digestion by the human body. It is this resistance that makes these fibers important in both normally functioning and in disorders of the large intestine or colon.

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  • Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean diet was developed based on the eating habits prior to 1960 in countries around the Mediterranean Sea and is recognized to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

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