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Clear Fluid Diet recipes
Last Updated : Dec 18,2017
A clear liquid diet is usually recommended before or after surgery, during an acute illness such as digestive problems and sometimes as a pre-requisite before certain medical procedures.
The clear fluid diets aims to keep you well hydrated, maintain electrolyte balance and provide vitamins and minerals for energy when having a full diet is not possible or advisable. It is non-gas forming, non-irritating and non-stimulating.
This diet consists of…
• Strained fruit juices (without any pulp)
• Whey water
• Dal water
• Strained Barley water
• Coconut water (without coconut meat)
• Ice pops
• Non-carbonated beverages
Plain fat-free broth
This would leave no residue in the intestinal tract. Tea and coffee without sugar and milk can be included once a day as per choice while creamed soups and ice-creams are to be totally avoided.
This diet usually provides around 300 calories and no protein per day. Since it doesn’t give enough nutrition to the body, it is not recommended to continue it for more than 2 to 3 days depending on the patient’s tolerance. The amount of fluid given in the first hour is around 30 to 60 ml which gradually can be increased as per individual tolerance.
16 Apr 18
Homemade Strained Orange Juice by Tarla Dalal
If you can’t have the whole fruit, the next best option is to have homemade juice.
Plain orange juice, which has been strained to remove the fibre, is a boon for those on a clear liquid diet. Homemade Strained Orange Juice helps to maintain electrolyte balance after a surgery.
It is also goo ....
15 Dec 17
Homemade Strained Carrot Juice by Tarla Dalal
Simple but beneficial, the Homemade Strained Carrot Juice is ideal for those who are recovering after a surgery and advised to take a clear liquid diet
It is always best to have fresh homemade juices rather than store-bought ones, and when on a c ....
18 Nov 17
Homemade Strained Apple Juice Recipe, Clear Fluid Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes the simplest of recipes turns out to be most handy! This Homemade Strained Apple Juice is one such.
The sweet and clear juice extracted from red apples is useful for those on a clear fluid diet, such as those recovering from surgery who cannot have normal food due to vomiting, nausea o ....
18 Nov 17
Homemade Strained Barley Water Recipe, Clear Fluid Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Strained Barley Water is often recommended as part of a clear fluid diet for those recovering from surgery as they have an intolerance for food.
It is also useful for those suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea as it provides them with water soluble nutrients.
Sipping on barley wate ....
28 Nov 17
Vegetable Broth, Indian Clear Soup by Tarla Dalal
Chock-full of nutrients from multiple veggies, this tasty and comforting Vegetable Broth is just right to have when you are recuperating from a surgery or suffering from vomiting.
It is an apt addition to a clear liquid diet as it helps to maintain the fluid balance in the body. It is very easy ....
15 Dec 17
Homemade Strained Tomato Juice by Tarla Dalal
Tomatoes are always available in plenty, so you can make this juice whenever you feel like. Homemade Strained Tomato Juice is very beneficial for those on a clear liquid diet, as it is chock-full of vitamins and minerals, and will help meet your daily nutrient requirements.
Rich in vitamin A and ....
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