clear-liquid diet

clear-liquid diet

Etymology: L, clarus + liquere, to flow
a diet that supplies fluids and provides minimal fiber, primarily to relieve thirst and maintain water balance. Liquid is at room temperature and consists primarily of dissolved sugar and flavored liquids, such as ginger ale, sweetened tea or coffee, fat-free broth, plain gelatin desserts, and strained fruit juices. The diet is often used postoperatively until bowel function returns. It is nutritionally inadequate and should not be used for more than two days.
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Women randomized to the bowel preparation group were instructed to have a clear-liquid diet and to self-administer two saline enemas in the late afternoon of the day before surgery.
In the news release, Health Services Director Martha Favre said people with symptoms should follow a clear-liquid diet for 24 hours and then advance to bland foods.
Those randomized to the intervention group were placed on a clear-liquid diet and administered saline enemas at 4 p.