Low Fiber Diet

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Fiber-restricted diet

A fiber-restricted diet is for individuals who are suffering from abdominal cramping and diarrhea and need to decrease their fiber intake.

Food category

Recommended foods

Foods that may cause discomfort

Breads, cereals, rice and pasta

Refined breads, biscuits, rolls, pancakes, waffles, crackers

Refined cooked cereals such as farina and grits

Refined cold cereals such as puffed wheat, puffed rice and cornflakes

White rice and refined pasta

Oatmeal; any whole-grain, bran or granola cereal; any cereal containing nuts, seeds, coconut or dried fruit
Fruits Most canned or cooked fruits, applesauce, fruit cocktail, ripe banana, peeled apples, melons, grapefruit and orange sections with the membranes removed, strained fruit juice (pulp-free fruit juice) Dried fruit; raw fruits with membranes and seeds grapes, kiwi; all berries; any juice containing fruit or vegetable pulp; prune juice
Vegetables Well-cooked and canned vegetables without seeds, vegetables with the skin removed, strained vegetable juice, lettuce if tolerated Winter squash, sauerkraut, corn, peas, most raw vegetables and vegetables with seeds

Meats, poultry, fish, dry beans and peas, eggs, nuts

Ground or well-cooked meat, tender beef, ham, lamb, pork, veal, fish, poultry, organ meats; eggs; creamy peanut butter Tough, fibrous meats with gristle, any meat made with whole-grain ingredients, seeds or nuts; dried beans, legumes, lentils or peas; chunky peanut butter

Milk and milk products, yogurt and cheese

Milk (as tolerated), cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding Yogurt containing seeds or fruit peels, seeded cheeses, pudding with nuts

Fats, snacks, sweets, condiments and beverages

Margarine, butter, salad oils and dressings, mayonnaise

Bouillon, broth, or cream soups made with allowed ingredients

Plain cakes and cookies made with all-purpose flour; pie made with allowed fruits; plain sherbet, frozen pops, gelatin, custard, fruit ice; jelly, plain hard candy, marshmallows; frozen yogurt and ice cream (as tolerated)

Ketchup, mustard, vinegar

Coffee, tea and carbonated beverages

Any made with whole-grain ingredients, seeds, nuts, coconut or dried fruit

Nuts, seeds, popcorn, pickles

Jam and marmalade