Stomach Problems…

Its seems like a problem floating around the twitterverse (which reflects the mood and health of the real-verse) right now and it seems like this is an appropriate post.

There are several of my friends, family and co-workers that are having issues with their stomachs.  In the bathroom more often than usual and at work, we found this interesting diet.

It’s called the BRAT diet.  I found a definition and answer on why it works over at iVillage;

BRAT Diet for Diarrhea

Philip Katz

Question :

Why is the “BRAT” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) so often recommended for people recovering from diarrhea? What do these foods have in common, and are there other foods that work as well?


Answer :

The elements of the BRAT diet are foods low in fiber and residue. Other foods like this are crackers, cooked cereals, pasta, rice, and vegetable or fruit juice (but not prune juice — it will make diarrhea worse). Raw vegetables, coffee, milk, cheese, and fried or fatty foods should be avoided for a week after your symptoms subside. Drink plenty of fluids (water, broth, caffeine-free soda, juice). Try for the equivalent of 10 glasses of water a day. See your doctor if the symptoms recur.


~ by Normanomicon on February 22, 2010.

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