Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stool which can last for few days resulting in dehydration due to drastic fluid loss from body. We might think that eating will make our diarrhea worse, but our food choices can indeed help to ease our symptoms and ensure our health doesn’t worsen as a result. Some foods can cause diarrhea while some foods can keep us nourished without aggravating symptoms while we are coming around. You indeed need to know what to eat and drink to get through about of Diarrhea.
What To Eat When You Have Diarrhea:
Salty and sweet foods are the best at the time of diarrhea as it reduces dehydration or loss of nutrients and fluids from our body tissues because if dehydration continues for three or four days, it can result in serious complications. The best way to treat dehydration is to drink some liquids containing salt and sugar. The salt reduces the fluid loss while sugar helps to absorb salt.
You can have bread products that is made from refined, white flour. Pasta, white rice and cereals like cream wheat, farina, oatmeal and cornflakes are also good. You also can have pancakes, waffles made with white flour and cornbread having a bit amount of honey.
Other food you may have are boiled potato, plain crackers, Pretzels, Baked chicken without any skin or fat etc.
It would be good to eat vegetables like carrots, green beans, mushrooms, asparagus tips, beets, acorn squash,.
‘The BRAT diet’ that includes Bananas, Rice(white), Applesauce and Toast is indeed useful for recovering from Diarrhea. Consuming high fiber foods can cause trouble when you are suffering from Diarrhea. The BRAT foods contain low-fiber that helps to make stool firmer. Banana containing high potassium can replace nutrients that are lost because of dehydration.
‘Probiotics’ can also help in treating diarrhea. Probiotics are dietary supplements that contain live bacteria, which can replace or adds to the beneficial bacteria usually which can be found in gastrointestinal tract.
What We Should Avoid During Diarrhea:
There are lots of food which we should not have during Diarrhea specially fried or greasy foods:
- Some vegetables that can cause gas such as beans, berries, peppers, broccoli, prunes, chickpeas, green leafy vegetables must be avoided.
- Caffeine, alcohol and all carbonated drinks should be strictly avoided during this period.
- Some dairy products like butter, ice cream etc that can cause gas and other heath hazards should be avoided though the diarrhea.
- You also should stay away from foods that are not restored properly or mishandled or have been out of refrigerator for too long period.
- Food containing huge amount of fat should be avoided to get recovered from diarrhea soon.
Many research is going on what to eat when you have Diarrhoea A lot of eminent doctors scientists discover many fruitful ways to recover from diarrhea by following a proper diet chart. Peter Higgins (MD, PhD, Assistant professor of The Michigan University) says that you should eat plain, simple foods during diarrhea especially in the first 24 hours.