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ask: Bland foods

By Anonymous
 
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Could someone please tell me what foods are considered to be bland. I have extreme acid reflux on 2 30mg of prevacid i have quit coffee and the big one i stopped smoking at 100pm today.Thanks

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Diane Porter

Anon,

First of all, let me pat you on the back and applaud you for quitting smoking! While it's not easy, it's the biggest single thing you can do to improve your health in so many ways. Way to go!

A bland diet is basically a diet that keeps foods out of your intestines that might irritate them. You want to stay clear, for instance, of big pepperoni pizzas, spicy wings and intense Mexican salsa! But you probably know those things. What else does a bland diet mean?

Besides avoiding spicy foods, you want to avoid greasy foods. Think baked or grilled instead of fried. With vegetables, cooked is better, and you want to avoid those that will cause you gas. And in dairy, most everything is OK, but you want to avoid high fat content.

Here's a page that gives you a lot of good suggestions:

http://www.ehow.com/about_5093120_foods-allowed-bland-diet.html

Does that help?

March 3, 2010 - 11:22am
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