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Foods To Eat To Stop Diarrhea
If the symptoms of diarrhea persists for more than a few days with no sign of a bacterial or parasitic infection, then doctors suggests having BRAT or a BRATTY diet to get respite from diarrhea. BRATTY signifies Banana, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, Tea and Yoghurt.
Few years back doctors used to advice for BRAT diet which excluded the Toast and the Yoghurt. At present knowing the benefits of yoghurt usually BRATTY is recommended.
Each item that is included in this diet helps in firming the bowel movements and a continuous intake of this prescribed diet for three to four days helps in relieving from diarrhea.
Banana being an excellent source of potassium helps in replacing lost potassium. Apart from this banana has the right balance of starch and sugar which helps in solidifying the stool. Rice, toast made of wheat provides necessary carbohydrate so, that the body keeps getting its energy and does not fall prey to weakness. Raw apple or apple sauce provides pectin which is known to be an organic bulking source. Black decaffeinated tea provides lost fluids and lastly yoghurt which has multiple benefits. Yoghurt that includes natural live cultures facilitates growth of useful bacteria in the intestine thus maintaining its balance. One more reason of using yoghurt is its importance as a source of protein that could be easily taken by the body. People who are on BRATTY diet must remember that they should not be consuming spices and butter with rice or toast and also the yoghurt should be taken plain as far as possible or for the taste buds it can be sweetened little.
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