About the BRAT diet
Additionally, if you are experiencing diarrhea with nausea and vomiting, using the BRAT diet might help. The BRAT diet stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toasted bread. This temporary diet is appropriate for people who are having trouble eating and digesting food and need bland, easy-to-eat food.
It is important to note that this diet is not complete because it is almost entirely carbohydrates. Protein and fat are other essential macronutrients that should be included in all diets.
Aside from the BRAT diet, eating food such as soup can help stimulate the appetite and restore hydration.
Local dishes such as arroz caldo, bulalo, sinigang, and congee are good options. However, avoid heavily processed and overly salty food such as instant noodles or canned food. Processed food may be harder to digest and lead to worsening diarrhea or vomiting. Although salt is necessary for proper rehydration, too much can make dehydration worse.
In summary, banana for diarrhea treatment is a tasty, convenient, and nutritious option. Banana alone cannot cure diarrhea but when combined with water, electrolytes, and a healthy diet, it can help you recover faster.
Talk to your doctor if diarrhea gets worse or lasts longer than three days, especially if you experience fever or bleeding.
Learn more about Diarrhea here.