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Food choices during stomach illnesses

Food choices during stomach illnesses

Stomach problems and vomiting issues during fasting can pose a real cause of concern. Choosing the right diet when your stomach hurts, you have diarrhea or feel like throwing up becomes essential.

Consume foods that are packed with vital nutrients. Start with liquids, like sports drinks, clear broth, or coconut water, that have minerals you need. Eat foods like bananas, plain white rice, apple sauce, and white-bread toast that are easy to digest. When those foods stay down, start with baked potatoes, but avoid dairy products, fried and spicy foods.

When your stomach hurts, consult our telehealth service for advice. If abdominal pain persists, visit the hospital.

Edited by:
Aamerah Shah

Aamerah Shah

Specialist Family Medicine

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