It is a commonly prescribed diet for sensitive systems---short term. A full low residue diet includes a few more foods with nutritional value, that are easy on the digestive system. Cooked veggies till grey, white bread-ltd. fiber, rice, peanut butter, soft meats, no seeds, nuts ,fruits with seeds, etc.
My daughter has just stopped bleeding for the first time since last Jan., so we are finally able to add a few foods to her diet. Till now, low residue has been the diet, so as not to interrupt the fragile healing of the lining of her colon.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone 50mg, major flare, now off!, Hosp. four x this yr. Low residue diet still, an
6MP, Colazal ,horrible acne/moon for awhile- No more Pred,but 6mp isn't working. Cortifoam enemas 4xweek
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, and Mangosteen for kicks.
Had 4th infusion of Remicade(12-08), and still on all of the other drugs, except Flagyl and Pred. Better, no remission. In a drug trial for children. Living on a flare's edge.