A diet rich in fluids

What do you know about the liquid fluids diet? In this diet, as its name suggests, you should use healthy fluids and drinks. We want to get acquainted with the purpose of this diet and its effect on different people’s body. We will tell you.

This diet includes those foods that are clear and clear liquid at room temperature and create the least residue in the digestive tract.

♦ The purpose of this type of diet:

  • Provide fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration
  • Minimize digestion and stimulate the gastrointestinal tract

Applications of this diet:

  • The first step is to transfer the diet from intravenous feeding to oral feeding
  • The first diet after surgery
  • To prepare the bowel for some tests (such as colonoscopy) or a variety of surgeries
  • In disabled and very weak or malnourished patients as the first stage of oral feeding
  • In some acute gastrointestinal disorders (such as inflammation of the stomach or pancreas)

♦ Diet specifications:

The choice of fluid in this regimen depends on the patient’s clinical condition. To supply the required water and quench the patient’s thirst, the diet should be prescribed in several servings.

Allowed and unauthorized foods in this diet:


Authorized materials:

  • Refined water and lean meat or chicken soup

Θ Unauthorized substances:


Authorized materials:

  • Simple jelly
  • Ice cream

Θ Unauthorized substances:

  • Ice cream
  • caramel cream
  • Other desserts


Authorized materials:

  • Sugar
  • sugar Loaf
  • Simple candy
  • Honey

Θ Unauthorized substances:

  • Other sweets


Authorized materials:

  • Tea and coffee with or without caffeine
  • Strained juice
  • Fruit-flavored commercial drinks
  • Carbonated Drinks

Θ Unauthorized substances:

  • Unrefined fruit juice
  • Plum juice
  • Tomato juice and juice of other vegetables
  • Milk and milk drinks

Other cases

Authorized materials:

  • Salt
  • Commercial dietary supplements without residues and lactose

Θ Unauthorized substances:

  • Pepper and other spices

◊ Smooth liquid diet sample:

This diet contains 1000 kcal of energy, 180 g of carbohydrates, 12 g of protein and 4 g of fat.

Strained fruit juice 1 glass + plain jelly ½ glass + 1 cup of tea or coffee + sugar 2 tbsp.

Simple jelly ½ glass

Strained water Lean meat 1 glass + Strained fruit juice 1 glass + Ice cream ½ Glass + 1 cup of tea or coffee + Sugar 2 tbsp.

1 glass of carbonated drink + 1 glass of plain jelly

Refined chicken fat 1 glass + ice cream ½ glass + 1 cup of tea or coffee + sugar 2 tbsp.

Strained juice 1 glass

Prepared and edited by: Sanaz Motalebi Khameneh, nutritionist and dietitian

Source: Dr. Salam

Related link: Check the details of the fluid diet

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