The BRAT Diet

More foods for the sick blogger

Remember last week when this hungry blogger was suffering from a terrible respiratory virus and shared some sick-food ideas? This week she's down with a STOMACH virus! So far, I've been sick every day this summer. It has NOT been fun.

When you're sick to your stomach, you need to stay hydrated. Of course you can't do that while you're throwing up, but as soon as you stop puking, start by sipping water and other clear liquids (apple juice and chicken broth are good choices). Follow that up when you feel like eating with some crackers, then try the BRAT diet. The BRAT diet consists of bananas, rice, applesauce and tea. Dry toast is another good choice, as is cooked cereal. Some doctors disagree about weather or not the BRAT diet has any merit, but most agree that it doesn't hurt if you're recovering from illness. As long as you can get some nutrients in and keep your energy up, which this blogger has completely failed to do...

What do you like to eat when you're recovering from a stomach bug?

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