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Low Acid Clears Diet

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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 GroupsFood AllowedFoods Not Allowed
BeverageHerbal teas, Plain Water, Plain PedialyteâFruit juices, Ginger Ale, carbonated soda, fruit flavored “ades” like: lemonade, Gatorade, Kool-aid, limeade, alcoholic beverages
DessertPlain ices, flavored gelatin, protein supplemented gelatinIce cream, sherbets, custard, popsicles, and those not listed as allowed
Seasoning /otherSugar, Salt, Polycose, DuocalAll others
SoupBroth, bouillonsAll others
SweetsPlain hard candyAll 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

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