The BRAT Diet for kids(for Diarrhea and various Stomach issues)

The BRAT Diet for kids(for Diarrhea and various Stomach issues)

The BRAT Diet is basically a short term diet which is bland and easy to digest food used for those who have nausea, vomiting, loose stools (diarrhea) or gastrointestinal infection/stomach upsets.  The BRAT is an acronym which stands for:

  • Bananas
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Toast

The BRAT diet is recommended especially for children when they are recovering from a bout of illness and ready to start on solid foods. Once they tolerate these foods you can slowly introduce regular food as and when tolerated.  The BRAT diet is not something that is recommended to be eaten for a long time as it is nutritionally not balanced.

A few more foods that can be added to the BRAT diet (which makes it BRATTY)

  • light Tea is also known to help and
  • natural Yogurt, to heal the gut bacteria

Note: This diet is to be introduced after the patient is tolerating liquids well and is ready to start eating and should not be used for more than a day .

 


2 Comments

Simran Baath

January 17, 2019 at 6:52 am

Hi my husband age 42 gas & acidity problem mostly daily please me some tips

    admin

    January 17, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Simran,
    For acidity he should avoid eating large meals,smoking, alcohol, soft drinks, fried and spicy foods.If he is overweight, then he needs to lose weight.
    For gas- add extra hing and ginger when you make dals/pulses(channa, rajma, etc), include dahi/chaas with meals and give him saunf ka pani (recipe: https://www.myindiandietitian.com/indian-dietitian-online/fennel-seed-water-saunf-ka-paani/) after evey meal.

    Warm Regards,
    Sweta Uchil
    Dietitian

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