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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Not US or English native. Question: What does "low-residue" mean?
Like low-residue diet? .......... I tried a Dictionary.... Chemical free? Or? 

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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     Low residue basically means low fiber.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
A low residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time. It is similar to a low fiber diet, but typically includes restrictions on foods that increase bowel activity, such as milk and milk products and prune juice. A low residue diet typically contains less than 10-15 grams of fiber per day. Long term use of this diet, with its reduced intake of fruits and vegetables may not provide required amounts of vitamin C, calcium, and folic acid.

--Foods to include
White bread, refined pasta and cereals, and white rice
Limited servings of canned or well cooked vegetables that do not include skins, seeds, or pulp
Tender, ground, and well cooked meat, fish, eggs, and poultry
Milk and yogurt (usually limited to 2 cups per day), mild cheese, cottage cheese
Butter, mayonnaise, vegetable oils, margarine, plain gravies and dressings
Broth and strained soups from allowed foods
Pulp free, strained, or clear juices

-- Foods to avoid
Whole grain breads and pastas, corn bread or muffins, products made with whole grain products, or bran
Strong cheeses, yogurt containing fruit skins or seeds
Raw vegetables, except lettuce
Tough meat, meat with gristle
Crunchy peanut butter
Millet, buckwheat, flax, oatmeal
Dried beans, peas, and legumes
Dried fruits, berries, other fruits with pulp or seeds
Chocolate containing Cocoa Powder
Food containing whole coconut
Juices with pulp
Highly spiced food and dressings, pepper, hot sauces
Nuts and Seeds

I'd love to take credit for this but I just copied and pasted from
Progressive - Calcium and Magnesium supplement
FibreSmart - fibre supplement
New Chapter Organics - Unbound Energy, Multivitamins

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