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Brat Diet (Overview)

Bananas are part of the BRAT diet, a diet many physicians and nurses recommend for children recovering from gastrointestinal problems, particularly diarrhea. BRAT stands for the different components that make up the diet: * Bananas * Rice cereal * Applesauce * Toast These are binding foods that may help make the stools harder. DO NOT feed these foods to young infants unless directed by your doctor.


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What is a brat diet?

What is a brat diet?

BRAT diet: Brat (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet has historically been prescribed for a diarrheal illness or upset stomach, often by pediatricians for children. Current recommendations from the american academy of pediatrics call for restoration of a normal diet within 24 hours of being sick, if this can be tolerated. ...Read more

Brat Diet (Overview)

Bananas are part of the BRAT diet, a diet many physicians and nurses recommend for children recovering from gastrointestinal problems, particularly diarrhea. BRAT stands for the different components that make up the diet: * Bananas * Rice cereal * Applesauce * Toast These are binding foods that may help make the stools harder. DO NOT feed these foods to young infants unless directed by your doctor.


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What should I eat after the brat diet?

What should I eat after the brat diet?

After BRAT diet: After a brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, & toast), you can pretty much return to eating whatever you would like as tolerated. Use common sense but if you have something in mind that seems appealing you are likely on the road to recovery and can eat it. Additionally, be sure to remain adequately hydrated. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Brat diet (Tip)

High glycemic index carbs should be minimized, low glycemic index carbs are part of healthy diet. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Can I have crackers with the brat diet?

Can I have crackers with the brat diet?

BRAT diet modifiied: You can have crackers in ur brat diet as a modification of the toast in the bart or the r in it if they are made from rice. People can also have lactaid mulk or yogurt as part of teh brat diet. ...Read more

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Brat diet (Tip)

Low carb diet fad; the truth is moderation; complex carbs ok. ...See more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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How long can you stay on the brat diet?

How long can you stay on the brat diet?

BRAT HOw long!: One can stay on the brat diet for 2-3 days and if the diarrhea is not controlled after that you need to see your doctor asap. It takes the intestines 24-48 hours to heal ideally, if the diarrhea still continues there may be other reasons which need to to be addressed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

BART and cream - NO: Brat diet means you have less fat and protein in it. If you add cream to the soup it defies the purpose of the brat in the first place. So you should avoid it! ...Read more

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Brat diet (Tip)

Less carbs better weight; increased protein better strength; balanced diets best. ...See more

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My girlfriend has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regular?

My girlfriend has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regular?

Off the BRAT diet: Once your bms are regular you can go on a regular diet depending on the severity of your diarrhea a the onset for which you were on the brat diet/ you may ned to get on the regular diet gradually if your diarrhea was really bad. Talk to yurt doc. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand Dr. Chand
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Brat diet (Tip)

Any diet that restricts caloric intake is comparable to low carb diet. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastroesophageal disease. ...Read more

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My daughter has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regularly?

My daughter has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regularly?

ASAP: Brat (banana, rice cereal, apple sauce, toast) diet is generally recommended for a day or two because of lower calory this diet provides. ...Read more

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Brat diet (Tip)

A low carbohydrate diet is much more effective for weight loss than a low fat diet. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Brat diet (Tip)

Low carb diets are good for lifting weight but remember it is carbs that fuel the brain. Eat healthy. ...See more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Stomach flu: Or infection. Try yogurt or a probiotic and stay hydrated. If not improving see doctor. ...Read more

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Any benefit of being on the brat diet for gerd?

It is reasonable.: However, the typical brat diet is rather draconian for anyone to keep to for long. Think more on the order of avoiding spicy foods, or anything that seems to bother your stomach. Keeping a food diary is often helpful for this, along with your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand Dr. Chand
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Brat diet (Tip)

The theory behind the low-carb diet is that Insulin prevents fat breakdown in the body to be used. ...See more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

BRAT is an acronym..: ...For bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It does tend to help, but is probably too restrictive. Just avoid dairy, sweets (including juices), and very fatty foods until the stools are more normal. ...Read more

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Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Yes: Flavoring with chicken or beef stock can be quite flavorful. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more