Diet and Nutrition

Low Residue Foods, Menus, and More

Low-residue diets aren't for everyone, so speak with your doctor to come up with the right solution

Finally, some patients can’t tolerate certain foods, such as dairy and gluten. In these cases, it’s essential to have the supervision of your medical provider to make sure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs. In some cases, a low-residue diet may exacerbate digestive tract issues, so it’s important to talk with your doctor about potential alternatives to the low-residue diet and what foods you could substitute for others. Together, you and your doctor can come up with a plan that allows you to let your body recover, slow your digestive tract, and still keep your body healthy and not lacking in essential nutrients required to function.

Low residue diets aren’t for everyone, but they do provide medical benefits to certain patients for short periods of time. If you feel as though you could benefit from a low residue diet due to current gastrointestinal upset or a chronic condition, you are encouraged to speak with your doctor to discuss potential options.