MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Diets
The bland diet is designed to provide adequate nutrition during treatment of inflammatory or ulcerative conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is intended to decrease irritation of the mucosa and aid in physical comfort.
The basic food groups are used for planning nutritionally adequate meals. The diet may vary due to individual food intolerances and the patient's lifestyle. Active gastric irritants are avoided. These include caffeine, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, cocoa, carbonated beverages containing caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, pepper, chili powder, and any other foods that cause individual discomfort. Most foods stimulate gastric secretions and are therefore not useful as buffers. Three meals per day are recommended, if tolerated, since additional meals stimulate acid secretion. Avoid bedtime snacks that can stimulate acid production during the night.
There is not scientific evidence that foods other than those listed above will contribute to the formation or continuation of ulcerative disease.
The bland diet will meet the requirements for all essential nutrients. Food intolerances or habits that limit variety and quantity or food selection may cause some deficiencies. Patients on this diet will need to be individually assessed to determine if all nutritional supplementation is necessary. Blood loss may lead to iron deficiency.
NOTE: This diet should only be utilized under the guidance of a "nutritionally trained" health care provider.
FOOD GROUP FOODS ALLOWED FOODS TO AVOID Milk & Dairy
Whole, low fat or 2%, skim milk, dry or instant milk evaporated milk, buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese.
Chocolate milk or cocoa.
Meats & Meat Substitutes
Lean and tender with visible fat removed; beef, veal, lamb, fresh pork, cooked medium to well done. Turkey, chicken, Cornish game hen. Fresh, frozen or canned fish or shellfish. Organ meats - liver and sweetbreads, eggs.
Fried or smoked meats. Processed ham, sausage, spiced or highly seasoned meats such as frankfurters and luncheon meats. Fried Eggs. Potatoes & Substitutes
Plain or buttered white rice, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti, white potato baked, served without skin, boiled, mashed, diced or creamed. Sweet potato and yams.
Fried potatoes. Any with seasonings not allowed.
Breads & Grains
Enriched breads. Cooked or ready-to-eat cereals. Tortillas, dinner rolls, English muffins, melba toast, rusks, Zwieback, saltines, crackers.
Fruits & Vegetables
All fruit and juices. All vegetables and vegetable juices.
Citrus fruits as tolerated. Gas-forming vegetables as tolerated.
Desserts & Sweets
Custard, vanilla or fruit-flavored cornstarch puddings. Tapioca pudding, sherbet, ice cream or ice milk except chocolate and peppermint. Pies, pastries. Flavored and plain gelatin. Junket. Plain or iced cakes, sponge cake, angel food or pound cake, cookies without chocolate or peppermint. Sugar, jam, jelly, honey, syrup.
Any containing chocolate, cocoa or other seasonings not allowed.
Decaffeinated tea. Cereal beverages such as postum. Juices as allowed. Allowed carbonated beverages.
Coffee, tea, decaffeinated coffee, chocolate drinks carbonated beverages containing caffeine, alcoholic beverages.
Salt, lemon and lime juice, vanilla and other extracts and flavorings. Sage, cinnamon, thyme, mace, allspice paprika, vinegar, prepared mustard.
Pepper, chili powder. Cocoa or chocolate. Over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, without the recommendations of your health care provider.
BLAND DIET - Sample Menu
SUGGESTED MEAL PLAN SUGGESTED FOODS & BEVERAGES
Cereal with Milk
Meat / Meat Substitute
Oatmeal (strained) with Milk*
Soft Cooked Egg
Milk*, Decaffeinated Tea
DINNER - NOON OR EVENING MEAL
Meat / Meat Substitute
Cream Soup & Crackers
Meat Loaf without Gravy
Buttered Green Beans
Lemon Sponge Pudding
Bread & Margarine*
SUPPER - EVENING OR NOON MEAL
Sliced Baked Chicken & Noodles
Bread, Butter or Margarine*
Milk*, Decaffeinated Tea
* To reduce the fat in your diet, omit margarine, use non-fat salad dressing.
Calories Protein Carbohydrate Fat Cholesterol Dietary Fiber Vitamin A Vitamin C Niacin Riboflavin Thiamin Folate Calcium Phosphorus Zinc Iron Sodium Potassium
2295 Kcal 111 gm 266 gm 83 gm 573 mg 13 gm 1161 IU 104 mg 25 mg 2.9 mg 1.6 mg 281 mcg 1628 mg 2077 mg 12 mg 12 mg 3939 mg 3710 mg
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