Title

Low Residue Diet

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Aventura

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

5-13-2020

Keywords

digestion, diet, inflammatory bowel disease

Disciplines

Gastroenterology

Abstract

Digestion in the gastrointestinal tract is a highly complex process involving both mechanical forces and chemical reactions to disintegrate and metabolize food material. A low residue diet is a diet that restricts the ingestion of indigestible material. The term residue refers to the indigestible content of food material that remains in the gastrointestinal tract and ultimately contributes to fecal bulking. In theory, a low residue diet would result in a reduction of stool quantity and frequency. This diet includes eggs, refined grains, white rice, seafood, and poultry. Dairy intake is limited, and high fiber-containing food and whole grains are typically entirely avoided.

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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