Reactions to Food with an Ostomy

It is very important for ostomates to be aware of all reactions from the foods they ingest. The section of intestine removed varies for all persons. Accordingly, reactions might vary as well.

The information below presents general guidelines that may provide you with the notions needed before understanding your personal dietary limitations. You will need to monitor yourself to determine the true effects these foods have on you. You may experience with foods not listed here by ingesting modest amounts and checking your reactions.

Gas Producing Odor Producing Increased Stools
Alcoholic beverages
Beans
Soy
Cabbage
Carbonated beverages
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Dairy products
Chewing gum
Milk
Nuts
Onions
Radishes
Asparagus
Baked beans
Broccoli
Cabage
Cod liver oil
Eggs
Fish
Garlic
Onions
Peanut butter
Some vitamins
Strong cheese
Alcoholic beverages
Whole grains
Bran cereals
Cooked cabbage
Fresh fruits
Leafy greens
Milk
Prunes
Raisins
Raw vegetables
Spices
Stoma Obstructive Color Changes Constipation Relief
Apple peels
Raw cabbage
Celery
Chinese vegetables
Corn, whole kernel
Coconuts
Dried fruit
Mushrooms
Nuts
Oranges
Pineapple
Popcorn
Seeds
Asparagus
Beets
Food colors
Iron pills
Licorice
Red Jello®
Strawberries
Tomato sauces
Odor Control
Buttermilk
Cranberry juice
Orange Juice
Parsley
Tomato juice
Yogurt
Coffee, warm / hot
Cooked fruits
Cooked vegetables
Fresh fruits
Fruit juices
Water
Any warm or hot beverages
Diarrhea Control
Applesauce
Peanut butter
Toast
Applesauce
Pectin supplement (fiber)
Boiled rice
Tapioca

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