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if i have the stomach flu, can i eat ritz crackers instead of saltine crackers?

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Dr. Brian Clear
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You can: You can, but Ritz crackers have considerably more fat content than saltines so are a little less gentle on an irritated stomach and bowel. Rule of thumb: if it makes your nauseous or hurts your stomach, stop eating it and try again when you're feeling a bit better. If it doesn't cause pain or nausea, then you're good.

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