Advertisement

Doctors often recommend a bland diet to patients recovering from surgery, or to individuals experiencing gastrointestinal problems such as severe acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, or colitis. The diet may also help treat peptic ulcers, nausea, and diarrhea. The purpose of a bland diet is to provide nourishment without irritating the digestive tract. Most foods eaten on this diet are lower in fiber and higher in pH, with a soft texture and mild flavor.

Advertisement

1. Low-Fiber Fruits

Low-fiber fruits such as bananas and melons are generally easy on the stomach. Fruits that are canned or jarred without their peel may also be easy to digest. All these are good options for people on a bland diet. Doctors often recommend against eating the seeds or peels of fruits, which can irritate the digestive tract.

margouillatphotos / Getty Images

Advertisement

More on Facty Health

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.