can you eat beef broth before a colonoscopy

Clear chicken broth, beef broth or consommé Do not drink anything red, blue or purple. Absolutely no dairy products. Absolutely no juices with pulp.

Though many people dread preparing for their colonoscopy, the process has become a lot easier in the past few years. You don’t need to worry about an uncomfortable day, especially if you follow the tips below:

What foods are allowed five days before my procedure?

Here is a brief list of allowed foods:

  • White bread, pasta and noodles, white rice, potatoes without skin
  • Canned or well-cooked vegetables without seeds or skin
  • Canned fruit or fresh fruit without skin or membranes
  • Tender meat, chicken or fish

What foods should I avoid five days before my procedure?

Here is a brief list of foods to avoid:

  • Any food containing seeds, nuts or popcorn
  • Raw vegetables with a skin, seeds, corn, broccoli, cabbage, dried beans or peas
  • Whole grain bread or pasta, brown or wild rice, cereal such as oatmeal, shredded wheat and granola
  • Fruit with skins
  • Tough meat with gristle
  • Fatty foods

First – Read all the preparation instructions including any specific instructions from your health care provider.

Now that you have read all of your instructions, we have some general guidance for starting your preparation:

  • Create meal plan based on your preferences that includes foods that are easier to pass and less likely to cause constipation
  • Make shopping list – Check it twice and check out our health & wellness nutrition page for help
  • Purchase the groceries you need for your meal plan
  • Buy your colonoscopy preparation products
  • Arrange a driver for your procedure
  • Stop all medications containing aspirin and ibuprofen

Clear chicken broth, beef broth or consommé Do not drink anything red, blue or purple. Absolutely no dairy products. Absolutely no juices with pulp.

FAQ

Is beef broth a clear liquid for colonoscopy?

Only clear or light-colored liquids are allowed. Examples include beverages such as herbal teas, broth, light-colored ice pop treats, light-colored JELL-O®, apple juice, sparkling water, ginger ale, Pedialyte or light-colored Gatorade, and plenty of water.

What are clear soups for colonoscopy?

You can still have smooth soups with no bits (e.g. tomato, vegetable Bouillon), jelly, ice cream, Ambrosia custard, Complan drinks, Bovril and Oxo drinks, and water, clear juices, fizzy drinks, coffee and tea.

How do I stop being hungry before a colonoscopy?

A: It is normal to feel hungry whilst preparing for a colonoscopy, particularly in the liquid-only stage. It is important to follow the food intake plan in order to ensure that the prep is effective. Drinking sodas with a high sugar content can help to keep feelings of hunger at a minimum during this stage.

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