We recognize that there is much lack of agreement on a definite line of demarcation between atonic constipation and spastic constipation. But since each diet is adapted to the individual needs and is advised only on the physician's specific recommendation for a certain diet, we feel that a basic outline is necessary for each condition.
SUGGESTIONS FOR A "ROUGH" DIET FOR CONSTIPATION
Buttermilk, weak coffee, fruit juices, Kaffee Hag, milk, postum, weak tea.
Beef broth, chicken broth, mutton broth, tomato soup, veal broth, vegetable soup (cream soups made with cream and puréed vegetables).
Bran bread, bran muffins, entire wheat bread. Eggs: Coddled, hard cooked, poached, scrambled over water and soft cooked.
Butter, cream, oil, oleomargarine.
Bran, malt breakfast food, oatmeal, pettijohns, cracked wheat.
Apple snow, custard, gelatins, ice cream, prune whip, tapioca pudding.
Cooked—apples, apricots, cherries, cranberries, currants, figs, peaches, pears,
BEAMS AJ, GERAGHTY EM. CONSTIPATION. JAMA. 1930;94(17):1296–1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120430001010
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