And it’s really not that bad, is having to drink ALOT of liquid after taking the ‘pre prep’ powder…(more on that later).
And the other bad part (for me) is to avoid ALL fiber rich foods… why?
Because in order for your dr. to clearly see your colon during the procedure, you have to decrease the amount of food residue for the procedure.
This means changing to a low-fiber, low-residue diet for the three - five days leading up to your colonoscopy. Like what?
minced beef, ham, poultry, veal or pork
white rice, noodles or white pasta
cereal including cornflakes, rice krispies,
but not bran or lots
white bread or toast
plain biscuits (no nuts)
cream or cottage cheese
potatoes without the skins
soya or tofu
Do not eat or drink
Fruit, including fresh, dried and canned
Brown rice or brown pasta
High-fibre breakfast cereals (including porridge oats)
Pulses or lentils
Nuts or seeds
Roasted, deep fried potatoes (including chips)
Jam or red jelly (yes red is a no no)
Coloful fruit juice
It’s not a walk in the park, but it could save your life.