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Bouillon or Broth or Stock -liquid diet

BillHartmann's picture

I am limited for 24 hours to a clear liquid diet for a test.

What is the difference between stock, bouillon, and broth.

I noticed that my can's of Swansons "stock" actually says broth. Then there are the bouillon cubes.

What has the most "body".

Maybe I can take 10 gallons of broth and cook it down to 1 cup and have something to chew on.

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Glenys's picture

(post #37151, reply #1 of 26)

Stock in the classic culinary context is not seasoned to the level of being edible, it's a foundation. Bouillon or broth sold commercially are probably seasoned enough to enjoy. I wouldn't bother trying to reduce anything sold commercially, it will just get saltier and probably inedible.

Lee's picture

(post #37151, reply #2 of 26)

For your purposes, both canned broth and broth made from a bouillon cube or packet are fine.  I'm facing that regimen in a couple of months.  Lots of fun. 

SquarePeg's picture

(post #37151, reply #3 of 26)

Try chicken and beef broth. Tastes better from a can. Bouillon cubes can be salty and "thin".


If you have a Trader Joes, they have great concentrated stock. Richer because you can add less water.


Don't forget that you can have hard candy, gelatin and popsicles (no fruit chunks or fruit fiber)


You can have pop (no cola, root beer or dark carmel stuff) and fruit juices (no tomato), too. No dairy, tho.


Hot jello as a drink is pretty good! My dh "rediscovered" Koolaid before his test! He also had hot tea with honey a lot.


It's not as bad as it sounds....GOOD Luck!

nexus's picture

(post #37151, reply #4 of 26)

Don't forget, white wine is a clear liquid.


Cheryl

soupereasy's picture

(post #37151, reply #5 of 26)

I remembered that! ;)

BillHartmann's picture

(post #37151, reply #6 of 26)

I just got back from the store.

THEY DON'T HAVE NO WHITE BEER!

The problem with wine is that I want to sip it with food.

Now maybe if I fix 3 or 4 or 5 margarita's. It uses all clear liquids.

And I would not need any food.

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William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe
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SquarePeg's picture

(post #37151, reply #7 of 26)

Now, now, no alcohol, even if it is clear.


Trust me - you don't want to have to take this test over!

BillHartmann's picture

(post #37151, reply #8 of 26)

I had it before, about 20 years ago.

The scope is not that bad. Although it did pinch when they took a biopsy.

It is the prep that is more of a problem.

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. William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe
SquarePeg's picture

(post #37151, reply #10 of 26)

The prep is yukky.


Last time dh did it, they said he needs a "higher level of prep" for visibility.


He is SO NOT looking forward to that.

soupereasy's picture

(post #37151, reply #11 of 26)

Now the give you a little light anesthesia. You don't even know when they remove that polyp. ;)

Gretchen's picture

(post #37151, reply #12 of 26)

I think the prep is what it is. Just do it. We can all do something for a little while. it pays off because the colon is clean. Just get over it.


I really mean this. I had to do it once--and it was called off. What is the big deal.  Did it again.


It is NOT PLEASANT,but it is not the end of the world.


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Lee's picture

(post #37151, reply #14 of 26)

You are a hero.  The prep is nasty, but there is no way on God's green earth I would have this procedure without anesthesia.  

BillHartmann's picture

(post #37151, reply #15 of 26)

They gave me a sedative to take the edge off. It does not knock you out. I think that it is mostly a muscle relaxant.

In fact they positioned a monitor so that I could see what they where seeing.

Probably a lot of people would not want that.

For me I feel better being able to know what is going on.

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nexus's picture

(post #37151, reply #13 of 26)

Remember, clear not cloudy. Thats all and you're good.


My Margaritas aren't clear; what do you put in yours?


Cheryl


Edited 2/27/2009 11:35 pm ET by nexus

BillHartmann's picture

(post #37151, reply #16 of 26)

Rose's Lime
Triple sec
of course the Tequila
and a touch of fresh lime.

Mostly to coat the rim of the glass, but the rest of it goes into the drink.

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William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe
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nexus's picture

(post #37151, reply #18 of 26)

Mine aren't clear because I use a whole fresh lime in each one. Still, I wouldn't necessarily risk that little bit of green messing up the test.


Cheryl

ouzo's picture

(post #37151, reply #9 of 26)

Yes.  The prep is the problem.  In my experience, afterwards I could not stand the smell or sight of any of the things that I drank before the 'procedure'.  Canned chicken stock, apple juice and white grape juice make me ill now.  When I do it again (this year, ugh), I will stick to water.

 


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  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

unbaked's picture

(post #37151, reply #17 of 26)

My personal favorite is Swanson's Certified Organic Chicken broth (the beef flavor is barely passable, there really aren't any truly good canned beef stocks). You can now buy 'stock' in teensy square shelfstable boxes, but I haven't been able to bring myself to spend the money.

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

Adele's picture

(post #37151, reply #19 of 26)

I'm doing the procedure tomorrow and wanted to watch, but they say I'll be knocked out.  I'm getting an upper GI done too, that will take 5 minutes. (Acid reflux for years)


Made apricot jello with Knox gelatin, because I knew I would have to 'eat'   something.  LOL.   I had duck stock for lunch and double chicken stock for dinner.  Doing water with lemon now & until I go to bed.  


This is not nearly as horrible as people make it out to be.  


Now for tomorrow when I get home, I have Molly Steven't chicken fricassee holding in the fridge.  Will put it in the oven to warm when I finish the sauce, didn't want to do that today as I wasn't sure if it would hold up overnight.  I figure I can eat ice cream, which is all I want in the world right now, while I reduce the sauce & add creme fraiche. 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #37151, reply #20 of 26)

EXACTLY not as bad as people make it. They should just "do" it. Do good.

Gretchen

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Marcia's picture

(post #37151, reply #21 of 26)

Good luck, Adele. You're doing it right!

BillHartmann's picture

(post #37151, reply #22 of 26)

When I had this done 20 years ago I was awake, but had a sedative, and I watched.

This time put me out. And said that I could not do anything critical for 12 hours including driving and cooking.

And they gave me pictures of what they saw. But I did not remember them giving them to me, but I found them in the paper work.

After I got home I eat the remainder of jello and fixed oatmeal. Then sleep off and on until late afternoon. Still dragging.

As I said before the proceedure was no problem. But the 64 oz of gaitoraide in a couple of hours got to me. And I was up every hour on the hour last night.

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Edited 3/2/2009 7:20 pm by BillHartmann

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Adele's picture

(post #37151, reply #23 of 26)

Well now.  I slept for 4 hours after I got back, then went to sleep at 8 & woke up at 5:30!  Felt really good.  Tired now though.  I remember everything from when I woke up.


So the bottom part wasn't so bad, diverticulosis, so I have to get more fiber, will probably supplement as I don't like beans.


The top part I have hiatal hernia and an irregular Z line. Both in gastroespohagael junction.  NOT looking them up on the web, don't want to scare myself.  LOL  Will wait for biopsy results.   (Also a small sliding hiatal hernia)  No wonder my tummy's upset. 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #37151, reply #24 of 26)

Oh, sorry you have these problems. I think the hiatal hernia is what Courgette was describing her husband has and is having a dilation.  Have you had symptoms from that?


Hope all will be well.


Gretchen


Edited 3/4/2009 8:21 am ET by Gretchen

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Adele's picture

(post #37151, reply #25 of 26)

All I've had is acid reflux...for years.  Dr wanted me to have it checked since I was going in for the other procedure.  What's funny is that I didn't take Aciphex for 2 days, and had to take 3 alka seltzers Monday night.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #37151, reply #26 of 26)

Yes, DMIL had bad acid reflux along with the hiatal hernia, but they didn't even recommend she take an antacid. I kept telling her to get at least some liquid antacid. It was sort of a drama thing finally and she went up to Duke. It could have been taken care of just fine here. Never quite "got" it.

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