A 41-year-old male asked:

What is the best food and drink to eat and drink when suffering from gastro? i have heard that the pectin in cloudy apple juice helps, is this true?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
But too much sugar: Apple juice has too much sugar. Loose stools can be from variety of causes. People usually see their doctors if symptoms are bad or last more than 1-2 days. When diarrhea first starts, a person can benefit by stopping oral intake for a few hours, and then start just drinking small amounts (few ounces) of something like Pedialyte or half-strength Gatorade each hour. That should decrease diarrhea.
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