Clear liquid diet

Therapeutic diet providing foods and beverages that are transparent and liquid at room temperature.

Diet that supplies fluid with minimal residue and includes clear and flavored drinks (e.g., ginger ale), fat-free broth, strained fruit juices, and gelatin desserts. It is not nutritionally adequate and can be used for only a limited time (e.g., one day postoperative).

A clear liquid diet is a dietary regimen that solely includes clear or strained fluids, such as broth, ginger ale, or fruit juices. This type of diet offers minimal nourishment and is primarily employed for brief durations, typically within the initial 24 hours after surgery or during the early phases of gastrointestinal issues marked by diarrhea and vomiting.