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.
BRAT diet is... Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It was originally proposed as a treatment for diarrhea, since these are binding foods; problem is, it doesn't work. It is, however, made up of all bland foods that are easy to digest; so I use it with someone who is getting over a stomach virus and still has a sensitive stomach. Add plain mashed potato and (not fried, no skin) white chicken to that list.
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...