Diet

Ask your doctor about the BRAT diet:

Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast

  • Avoid coffee, tea, alcohol and sweets
  • Don’t eat fried, greasy or spicy foods
  • Avoid milk products if they make your diarrhoea worse

Eat the following potassium-rich foods, unless your doctor has told you not to:

  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Peach and apricot nectars

Drink plenty of fluids.  Make sure they are at room temperature and drink them slowly Mild, clear liquids are best and include:

  • Apples juice
  • Water
  • Weak tea
  • Clear broth
  • Ginger ale

Let carbonated drinks go flat (lose their fizz) before you drink them.