Monday, February 14, 2011

What is Bland Diet (CAP-free diet)

bland diet (CAP-free diet)
What it is
A bland diet provides foods that are not irritating to the digestive tract and do not increase acid production in the stomach.

CAP stands for: C = Caffeine; A = Alcohol; P = Pepper

Stimulating foods containing CAP are to be avoided.

Some Tips
  • Avoid foods that have caffeine, alcohol and pepper.
  • Eat regularly.
  • Eat in a relaxed manner.
  • Manage stress. It can overly increase gastric secretion.
  • Observe your tolerance for eating. Since food effects vary from one person to another, master your digestive system. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole cereals, nuts, and grains may negatively affect some patients.
  • Avoid spicy foods like instant noodles, chips, spicy nuts, sauces, and fatty foods. They can cause discomfort and irritation.

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