Soft food diets

What to Eat on a Soft Food Diet

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What to Eat on a Soft Food Diet

A soft food diet is a type of diet that doctors often advise when a person suffers stomach complications such as gastritis, gastrointestinal surgery, ulcers, etc. to prevent gastric secretions. For this reason, a bland diet consists of foods that are easily absorbed and easy to chew, low in fat with little seasoning and are not spicy or citric, cooked simply.

People with oral pathologies or who have undergone Maxillofacial surgery or wisdom tooth removal surgery, must also follow a soft food or bland diet. If you want to know what to eat on a soft food diet, read this oneHOWTO article.

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Foods allowed on a soft food diet

A soft food diet must be based on light foods which ensure stomach comfort and speedy recovery of the condition or conditions that may harm the health of your digestive system. Consumption of the following is recommended:

  • Rice.
  • Mashed potatoes (never fried or crisps).
  • Cottage cheese.
  • Infusions that are not made of tea.
  • Yogurt.
  • Omelette.
  • Grilled or baked unseasoned chicken.
  • Grilled or baked unseasoned fish
  • Seafood.
  • Boiled potatoes.
  • Non-citrus fruit compotes.
  • Non-citrus flavor jelly.
  • Pasta or noodles.
  • Tofu.
  • Tomato.
  • Cooked vegetables.
  • Avocado.
  • Fruit juices.
  • Olive oil.
  • Soups made with permitted vegetables.
  • Ice creams or sorbets.
  • Margarine, butter, sour cream, gravy.
  • Biscuits.
  • Non-citrus fruits preferably juiced and without skin.
  • Salt and pepper.

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What to Eat on a Soft Food Diet - Foods allowed on a soft food diet

Foods not allowed on a bland diet

On the contrary, it is essential to eliminate some foods from your diet that can aggravate stomach complaints. Among them are:

  • Raw vegetables like lettuce, watercress, cauliflower, and broccoli.
  • Seeds and spices.
  • Nuts.
  • Popcorn.
  • Yoghurt with nuts.
  • Meat, chorizo sausage, black pudding, sausages, cold meats.
  • Fried fish, chicken or seafood.
  • Beans.
  • Peas.
  • Nuts.
  • Fried or spicy potatoes.
  • Hot or spicy sauces.
  • Seasoning, stock cubes, dressings, condiments.
  • Onion, leek, cucumber, peppers, turnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts.
  • Citrus fruits.
  • Fruits with skin.
  • Seeded bread, seeded biscuits, grain-based bread, nut bread, bread with fruit or nuts, bread with jam.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Vegetable soups or vegetables that aren't recommended.
  • Coconut.
  • Coffee.
  • Acidic juices.
  • Fizzy drinks.
  • Tea.
  • Chocolate.
  • Pickles.
  • Very sweet or spicy foods.
What to Eat on a Soft Food Diet - Foods not allowed on a bland diet

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Isn't pepper a spice? I have found avoiding pepper altogether is wise as it aggravates and inflames all the way out after having eaten a food item containing it. What is the reason for its inclusion in one list whereas spice is excluded and not recommended in the other.
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