Your healthcare provider may recommend a bland diet if you have an upset stomach. It consists of foods that are mild and easy to digest. It is better to eat small frequent meals rather than 3 large meals a day.
OK: Fruit juices, non-caffeinated teas and coffee, non-carbonated waters
Avoid: Carbonated beverage, caffeinated tea and coffee, all alcoholic beverages
OK: Refined white, wheat or rye bread, graham or soda crackers, Melba toast, plain rolls, bagels
Avoid: Whole-grain bread
OK: Refined cereals: cooked or ready to eat
Avoid: Whole-grain cereals and granola, or those containing bran, seeds or nuts
OK: Peanut butter and all others except those to "avoid"
Avoid: Chocolate, cocoa, coconut, popcorn, nuts, seeds, jam, marmalade
OK: Canned, cooked, frozen or fresh fruits without seeds or tough skin
Avoid: Olives, skin and seeds of fruit, dried fruit
OK: All fresh or preserved meat, fish and fowl
Avoid: Any that are prepared with those spices to "avoid"
OK: Eggs, cottage cheese, cream cheese, other cheeses
Avoid: All cheeses made with those spices to "avoid"
OK: Potato, rice, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti
OK: All soups without heavy seasoning
Avoid: Soups made with those spices to "avoid"
OK: Canned, cooked, fresh or frozen mildly flavored vegetables without seeds, skins or coarse fiber
Avoid: Vegetables prepared with those spices to "avoid"; skin and seeds of vegetables and those with coarse fiber, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, green peppers, and corn
OK: Salt, lemon and limejuice, vinegar, all extracts, sage, cinnamon, thyme, mace, allspice, paprika
Avoid: Chili powder, cloves, pepper, seed spices, garlic, gravy pickles, highly seasoned salad dressings
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