Diarrhea-it’s something that all of us have experienced at some point or another. What you might not know, however, is that certain foods can aggravate or calm it down. Plain, simple foods are best after a bout of diarrhea, such as boiled potatoes, toast, plain crackers, pretzel, and baked chicken without the fat or salt, for example. On that note, try to avoid anything with dairy, fatty foods, alcohol and caffeine, artificial sweeteners, or foods that cause excess gas, or could be tainted. Worst comes to worst, OTC treatments can work, as well.
- Fat foods, dairy and spicy food are not recommended to eat during diarrhea occurences. These food irritate the bowel system thus causing the symptoms to be harder to manage.
- Diarrhea on rare instances is nothing to worry about because it could be the result of eating bad food, or your stomach simply rejecting the meal.
- When suffering from diarrhea, eat plain foods in the first day. People with irritable bowels change their diets to accommodate symptoms.
“When you have diarrhea, you want to avoid foods and beverages that cause you to lose fluids.”