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Feb 11, 2022 | Nutrition

Are There Foods That Can Calm Your Stomach Down?

It’s an unfortunate truth, but we all suffer from diarrhea every now and then. Luckily, there are foods that can help calm your stomach down. Generally, focusing on bland foods is best tolerated. Some of you might know the BRAT diet which focused on bananas, rice, apples, and toast. Eating like this can help solidify stool, but it is not recommended to eat this way for a long period of time. Smaller portions are often easier to stomach as well.

It is important when experiencing diarrhea to sip on water continuously to replace the fluids you are losing. It can be beneficial to add a probiotic supplement after a bout with diarrhea to reinoculated your intestines with beneficial bacteria.

You should avoid any foods that commonly cause you gas or bloating, as well as, fatty foods such as fried foods, sauces, gravies, salad dressings, and highly spiced foods. 

If your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours without improving, you should schedule a doctor’s appointment.

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