What should you eat and abstain from diarrhea?

When you have diarrhea, eat soft and easily digested foods such as porridge, chicken soup, stewed potatoes, avoid drinking carbonated drinks and high sugar foods.

When you have diarrhea, eat soft and easily digested foods such as porridge, chicken soup, stewed potatoes, avoid drinking carbonated drinks and high sugar foods.

In treating diarrhea, the most important thing is to prevent dehydration. Doctors advise patients with diarrhea to drink more water than usual. It is best to drink cooled boiled water or solutions prepared from foods such as porridge, salt porridge, roasted rice, rice .

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People with diarrhea should drink plenty of water.

Foods recommended for diarrhea are rice (rice flour), potatoes, lean chicken, lean pork, soy milk, cooking oil, carrots, sardines and bananas. If you are a baby under 6 months of age, you should continue to breastfeed and increase the number of feeds. Children older than 6 months of age, in addition to breast milk, need to eat more nutritious foods such as meat, eggs, fish, milk, divided into several times and little by little. Can add a little oil, fat to increase the energy of the serving.

Foods need to be cooked thoroughly, soft, more thin than usual and eaten immediately after cooking to ensure hygiene, reducing the risk of superinfection. If you have to use pre-cooked foods, you need to heat again before using. Also need to add ripe fruits or ripe fruit juices such as bananas, oranges, lemons, mangoes, papayas . to increase the amount of potassium needed for the body.

Note : Patients with diarrhea should avoid eating whole grains such as corn, beans because it is difficult to digest. Do not use foods that are high in sugar, which will make diarrhea worse. Do not use industrial soft drinks because they can make diarrhea worse.