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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic :: Food Reintroduction Following an Elemental Diet
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Once a patient’s eosinophils have cleared, foods are typically reintroduced in stages starting with those least likely to cause EOE. Below is a sample food progression. Foods are reintroduced one at a time starting with stage one and progressing to stage four.  
 
Below is a sample food progression published in Gastroenterology Clinics of North America.
 
Stage One
  • Non-legume vegetables: carrot, squash, sweet potato, white potato, string bean, broccoli and lettuce
  • Non-citrus, non-tropical fruits: apple, pear, peach, plum, and apricot
 
Stage Two:
  • Citrus fruits: orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime
  • Tropical fruits: banana, kiwi, pineapple, mango, papaya, guava and avocado
  • Melons: honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon
  • Berries: strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and cherry
 
Stage Three:
  • Legumes: lima bean, chickpea and white, black, and red beans
  • Grains: rice, oat, barley and rye
  • Meat: lamb, chicken, turkey and pork 
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Tree nuts: almond, walnut, hazelnut, brazil nut and pecan
 
Stage Four:
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Peanut
  • Wheat
  • Beef
  • Soy
  • Egg
  • Milk
 
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