Clear fluids are anything you can see through. This includes water, apple juice, Gatorade, clear broth, and tea. The following are NOT clear fluids: tea with milk, orange juice, coffee, chicken noodle soup, etc. Once the intestines are empty, any non-clear fluids you drink may obscure the view of the lining. Most importantly, clear fluid leaves your stomach faster, ensuring that it is truly empty before you are sedated.
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