Low Fiber Diet


What is a low-fiber diet? A low-fiber diet includes only foods that have small amounts of fiber. Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that is not broken down by your body. Fiber keeps your bowel movements regular. Your caregiver may ask you to follow a low-fiber diet to decrease your bowel movements. This can help decrease irritation in your digestive tract and allow it to heal. You may need to follow this diet after surgery on your intestines. You may also need to follow this diet if you have Crohn disease, diverticulitis, or ulcerative colitis.

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You have the right to help plan your care. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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