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Low Acid Clears Diet

Low acid clears diets are recommended for patients that have mouth sores, heartburn, or stomach problems.

Some of the fluids that are allowed for a regular clears diet, such as fruit juices (even apple juice), have too much acid for patients with these conditions.

If you are asked to follow a “low acid” clears diet please use this chart as a guideline. If food is not listed in the “Food Allowed” column do not give it to your child. Milk, vegetables, bread/starch, fruit and fruit juices, meat and fat are not allowed.

Food Groups Food Allowed Foods Not Allowed
Beverage Herbal teas, Plain Water, Plain Pedialyteâ Fruit juices, Ginger Ale, carbonated soda, fruit flavored “ades” like: lemonade, Gatorade, Kool-aid, limeade, alcoholic beverages
Dessert Plain ices, flavored gelatin, protein supplemented gelatin Ice cream, sherbets, custard, popsicles, and those not listed as allowed
Seasoning /other Sugar, Salt, Polycose, Duocal All others
Soup Broth, bouillons All others
Sweets Plain hard candy All others


Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.

Reviewed: 03/06