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Diet Information

Diarrhea

The following diet is recommended for symptoms of intestinal flu and viral type diarrhea illnesses.

STEP 1: Clear liquid diet: Since diarrhea causes dehydration it is important to replenish fluids and vitamins.

  • Water- at least 8 ounces daily
  • Apple juice
  • White grape juice
  • Clear chicken soup
  • Beef broth
  • Turkey, chicken and beef bouillon
  • Jell-O
  • Crystal Light and Gatorade

STEP 2: BRAT diet: Once the diarrhea has passed you can start eating bland solid foods.

  • Bananas
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Toast (no butter)