Patient Information – Dietary Advice Sheet

This dietary advice sheet provides recommendations for diet options to reduce the build-up of intestinal gas and changes in rectum volume during radiation therapy treatment.

Please observe the dietary advice as per the doctors’ instructions and contact our Patient Concierge at +65 8101 3838 if there are any questions.

Food to choose

  • White bread, plain biscuits
  • White rice, porridge
  • Noodles, pasta, beehoon
  • Roti prata, naan, thosai, pancakes
  • Processed breakfast cereals such as cornflakes

Food to avoid

  • Wholegrain/ wholemeal/ multigrain bread, wheat biscuits & any bread/ biscuits containing seeds, nuts or dried fruit
  • Brown rice, porridge
  • Brown rice beehoon, wholemeal pasta
  • Chapatti
  • Oats & any breakfast cereals containing wholegrains, bran, seeds, nuts or dried fruit
  • Potatoes with skin

Food to choose

  • Clear soups
  • Soyabean milk, barley, honey water, carbonated drinks & milk (limit to 2 cups per day)

Food to avoid

  • Blended vegetable soups
  • Prune juice, Yakult/Vitagen, beverages containing caffeine
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