Diarrhea isn’t serious most of the time and tends to subside on its own in a short period. But that’s not always the case if you have an underlying medical condition that initiates frequent episodes of diarrhea. Here is what to eat when troubled with diarrhea.
Also referred to as aloe vera water, this juice is extracted from the aloe vera plant’s leaves. It is a potent juice against IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome). You can drink it straight from the blender, albeit with a struggle, or add it in other drinks such as cocktails, juice, smoothies, and juice blends. Not only does it alleviate diarrhea but also constipation and abdominal pains.
2. Lots of both cooked and raw vegetables
Firstly, vegetables contain a lot of fiber which is essential in keeping the stool together and increasing its bulkiness. Secondly, raw vegetables are hard to digest.
Turn them into an anti-diarrhea option by washing, removing the seeds, peeling, and consuming. Cooked vegetables too are good for diarrhea provided the fiber content is high enough.
3. The BRAT diet
BRAT diet includes Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast. Bananas can be consumed to alleviate diarrhea because they are considered to be an ideal food – no sodium, fats, or cholesterol, but are brimming with complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
Hence it is no surprise that bananas are included in the BRAT diet used by individuals recovering from diarrhea. The remaining three members of the BRAT group too supply a lot of fiber and boost the bulkiness of the stool hence alleviating diarrhea.
Probiotics are any dietary supplement or food that comes with live bacteria. They serve to complement or sometimes replace the beneficial bacteria that live in your gastrointestinal tract. There are a few exceptions though and they are kefir, yogurt, and fermented milk – don’t take that when you’re diarrheal.