Diverticulitis Clear Liquids Diet

Clear liquids diet for diverticulitis

If your symptoms of diverticulitis are severe, a clear liquid diet is highly recommended. Going without solid food gives the colon a chance to rest and heal. Your doctor may recommend a clear liquid diet immediately after surgery until your digestive system regains the strength to absorb and digest fiber. A clear liquid diet is typically followed by a low residue (or low fiber) diet.  The clear liquids diet therapy should be followed only for two or three days.

The following foods are allowed in a clear liquid diet:

  • Plain water, clear sodas, tea or coffee with no cream
  • Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple or grape juice
  • Bouillon, broths, strained vegetable broth
  • Plain gelatin
  • Jelly (without seeds), honey are also acceptable
  • Ice pops without bits of fruit or fruit pulp

Here’s a typical clear liquid diet daily meal plan.

Breakfast:

  • One glass fruit juice
  • One glass water
  • One cup broth
  • One bowl gelatin

Snack:

  • One cup coffee or Calming Blends tea (without cream)
  • One bowl gelatin

Lunch:

  • One glass fruit juice
  • One glass water
  • One cup broth
  • One bowl gelatin

Dinner:

  • One cup juice or water
  • One cup broth
  • One bowl gelatin
  • One cup coffee or Calming Blends tea (without cream)

7 Comments. Leave new

  • Johnny gonzales
    April 13, 2019 5:22 am

    do I drink the tea on empty stomach or do I drink it with food?

    Reply
    • Calming Blends
      April 13, 2019 4:53 pm

      Hi Johnny,

      Thank you for your interest in Calming Blends tea. We recommend drinking the tea up to 3 times daily. It is not necessary to drink it with or without food. Some people like to drink it before breakfast, then another cup in the afternoon and then once before bedtime.

      Reply
    • Calming Blends
      July 1, 2020 5:05 pm

      Hi Johnny. It’s really up to you. It’s not required to drink the tea with food. You can start with 2 cups a day and then gradually increase to 3 cups per day.

      Reply
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  • Thank you for this information! This is so helpful.

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  • Thank you got the posting
    I haven’t had diverticulitis since 08 and ended up with a colostomy then a rake down 7 months later. I am having a diverticulitis issue and I’m going to do the diet suggested here…. wish me luck.

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