- Health A-Z
- Health Summit 2021
- Diet & Fitness
- Home Remedies
With the onset of summer, there's always a higher chance of stomach infections due to a rise in mercury levels and diarrhea is a common complaint. It can also be your worse nightmare especially if you're travelling. Dietician and sports nutritionist Deepshikha Agarwal says these are the 7 foods you should add to your diet if you want the symptoms of diarrhoea to subside soon.
Coconut water is packed with electrolytes that can help in keeping you adequately hydrated when you have diarrhoea. It is also rich in potassium and can help in soothing your stomach by lowering acidity levels.
Curd or yogurt is a great way to soothe your stomach lining due to its cooling effect. Curd is also packed with good bacteria or probiotics which aid digestion and reduces acidity caused by diarrhoea.
Bottle gourd or lauki is widely available in India and is commonly consumed. It has a cooling and calming effect on the stomach and aids in better digestion.
Moong dal is the only pulse that is easily digestible and can be had with rice when you're suffering from diarrhoea. When you're consuming rice, remember to have smaller portions than usual until your symptoms subside.
Khichdi is the go to food for most Indians when we're unwell because it is easily digested and filling as well. Have moong dal khichdi when you have diarrhea and remember to avoid sabudana or tapioca completely.
Oranges are rich in fiber and aid in digestion but what makes them a suitable snack for diarrhoea is that it also has a calming effect on the stomach, says Agarwal.
Buttermilk or chaas is highly effective in staying hydrated and also has a calming on your intestines as it is packed with good bacteria or probiotics which help with digestion and regulating bowel movements.