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Diarrhea Diet That Will Help You Cope With Your Digestive Problems

Updated on March 25, 2011

Although diarrhea is not a life-threatening condition, it is very embarrassing and uncomfortable. Most people who have it want quick remedies and treatments so they can get rid of this ailment as soon as possible. Yet they never realize that they can prevent diarrhea by having a healthy diet. A good diarrhea diet is very helpful in alleviating this unusual bowel movement and stops your frequent visits to the loo due to uncontrolled evacuations of watery stools. You can have severe dehydration of you don’t pay attention to what you eat.

Just follow the tips below and you can take extra care in preventing dehydration.

Consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of liquids daily. Rehydrate immediately the moment you notice that you are dispelling watery stools. Water is only one of the fluids you can consume, you can take other types of liquids. You should consume other liquids besides water so you can replace all the necessary nutrients and replenish the lost fluids and electrolytes. The following are perfect sources of liquid, water, juices, soup or broths, weak tea, ginger ale and even Gatorade Jello.

If diarrhea is still ongoing after 2 days, then it’s time to consult the doctor as soon as possible. It is either that your diarrhea is a symptom of a serious condition or you are infected by something you ate. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know that foods can be the culprit to one’s diarrhea. Every diarrhea diet is different for each individual, so it’s more practical to try a couple of recommendations at a time. You would lessen the anxiety about diarrhea and at the same time you can be selective in what you eat.

First of all, do not drink or eat foods that contain caffeine like strong tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Dairy/milk products contained in cheese, ice cream and also milk can aggravate you diarrhea. It is advisable to stay away from these products, until your condition improves. It is advisable to stay away from spicy, fatty and greasy foods as well.

Another essential thing to do for your diarrhea diet is by controlling your fiber intake. The main sources of fiber in foods are vegetables, nuts, whole grain cereals and breads. You may check on other low fiber diarrhea diet if this is causing your prolonged diarrhea.

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