When we are sick to our stomach, and for example we suffer from diarrhea (or any other related disorder, such as stomach flu ), it is normal for our doctor to prescribe the follow-up of a astringent soft diet .
This diet is based precisely on the contribution of certain ideal foods to care for our digestive system during the period of time that lasts gastroenteritis or diarrhea, not stimulating much digestion. In addition, it is useful in case of other disorders, such as indigestion or food poisoning.
When we suffer from diarrhea, the consumption of foods rich in fats is not advised, and those that can generate an excess of gastric acids, since we should not forget that, during this time, what we have to do is calm our digestive system while it regenerates, and we relieve diarrhea.
What are the best foods against diarrhea?
At the beginning of diarrhea, they are recommended above all:
- Hydration : given that with diarrhea our body loses a lot of fluids, it is fundamental to correct this dehydration, opting for water, tea infusions and broths of strained vegetables and with salt. In somewhat more extreme cases it is advisable to opt for serum; In addition, we can not forget that lemon helps to calm diarrhea.
- Water resulting from the cooking of rice.
- Grilled or cooked white fish.
- Roasted apples with lemon zest.
When we are feeling better, we can choose:
- Hard boiled eggs.
- White rice.
- White yogurt
It is advisable to eat in small quantities and never forcing ourselves, since it is most likely that after a bout of diarrhea we will not be very hungry. Of course, hydration is always fundamental.
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