Patients preparing for a colonoscopy should eat a low-fiber diet starting three days before the procedure and stop solid foods the day before, according to Harvard Medical School. The patient follows a clear-liquid diet ... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The main goal of a colonoscopy prep is to completely empty the bowels, which is accomplished through dietary changes and a bowel-cleansing preparation prescribed by a doctor, according to Harvard Health Publications. Com... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The best diet to follow as preparation for a colonoscopy changes slightly as the procedure approaches, beginning 3 days before, according to Group Health. The diet ranges from the consumption of only low-fiber foods 3 da... More » Health Nutrition & Diets
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To perform a colonoscopy prep, start a low-fiber diet a few days before the procedure transitioning to no solid foods the day before the colonoscopy, and then drink a bowel-cleaning preparation, which empties your colon.... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A typical menu for the low-fiber phase leading up to a colonoscopy could include a sliced turkey and cheese sandwich on white bread with some tortilla chips on the side, notes Harvard Medical School. The key is to avoid ... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Two to three days prior to a colonoscopy, a low-fiber diet is recommended, which includes foods such as milk and dairy, lean meats, fish, chicken, and cream- or broth-based soups, states Group Health. The day prior to th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A low-fiber diet is recommended before a colonoscopy so there is nothing to obstruct the view of any lesions or polyps that might be in the colon, notes Harvard Health Publications. The special diet is also recommended s... More » Health Nutrition & Diets