Colonoscopy Diet

Start on clear liquid diet the day before your procedure

Drink lots of fluids during your prep to avoid dehydration

Clear liquids are allowed such as coffee, tea, soup bouillon, chicken broth, water, clear sports drinks (Gatorade), apple juice, white grape juice (if you can see through it, then it’s OK to drink)

NO solid foods.  This is important.  The cleaner your colon is the better look we will be able to get.

NO drinks with pulp or seeds in them.

NO Red, Green, Blue or Purple drinks

Jell-O is OK as long as it’s not one of the colors listed above

Stop all oral intake 8 hours prior to your exam time to assure that your stomach is empty for the exam.  This helps reduce the risk of aspiration