What should I eat or drink if I have diarrhea?
Plain and basic foods, that are well cooked, that are low in dietary fiber are recommended. The 'BRATT' diet, which stands for bananas, rice, apple sauce, tea and toast is a useful diet to follow. Remember to drink plenty of clear fluids such as water, juice, cordial and broth. Oral rehydration solutions are a good way to keep up your fluid, salt and sugar levels and can be bought from your pharmacist. Protein can be added to the diet later, once your symptoms settle.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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