What Should You Eat Before an MRI?

What Is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's like a giant camera for looking inside your body!

Why It Matters

Eating the right foods can help you stay comfortable and make the MRI pictures clearer.

Best Choices

Fruits like apples and bananas are great because they are light and healthy!

Another Good Option

Toast with a little jam can be a good snack before your MRI.

Drinking water is good, but avoid too much so you don’t need a bathroom break!


Skip the breakfast burrito! Heavy or fatty foods can make you feel uncomfortable.

Foods to Avoid

More Foods to Avoid

Stay away from sugary snacks and fizzy drinks before your scan.

It’s usually best to eat these snacks 2 hours before your MRI.

Remember, every MRI might have different rules, so ask your doctor!