What you eat when following colonoscopy is also important. Foods that are soft, bland and easy on the stomach should be consumed in the days immediately following colonoscopies. Often people experience severe discomfort when pooping or feel bloated because food gets caught in hollow parts of the colon during colonoscopy , so eating light and easy-to-digest foods is crucial.
- mashed potatoes
- Lemon water
- Avocado toast
- Garden salad
- Chicken soup
- Fruit smoothie
- white bread
Avoiding dairy, spicy food, caffeine and alcohol will also help keep you comfortable.
At the end of the day, it’s important to just take it easy and not push yourself too much. After all, you’ve just had a colonoscopy! You should give your body some time to recover. So relax, drink plenty of fluids and eat light, healthy meals. You’ll be feeling better in no time.
Consult with your colonoscopy doctor about the best diet to follow after colonoscopy.