BRAT diet


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BRAT diet

a limited diet often used in regimens for acute gastroenteritis; acronym for bananas, rice, apples (juice or sauce), and toast.
Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast (Tea). A bland diet prescribed for viral gastroenteritis which, with water, replenishes liquids and electrolytes lost in pediatric diarrhoea; other foods appropriate for diarrhoea include plain chicken, crackers, and potatoes

BRAT(T) diet

Bananas, rice, apples, toast (tea) Clinical nutrition A bland diet prescribed for viral gastroenteritis which, with water, replenishes liquids and electrolytes lost in pediatric diarrhea; other foods appropriate for diarrhea include plain chicken, crackers, and potatoes. See Diet.
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The BRAT diet may be recommended to help reduce nausea.
One time-tested strategy that may help get your system back to normal is the BRAT diet.
If the BRAT diet is not well tolerated then it is administered liquid diet [20].
My doctor advised me to follow a so-called BRAT diet -- bananas, rice, applesauce and toast -- for a day or so, supplemented by plain fluids, broth or diluted juice.
The BRAT diet is "more tradition than science," he says.
soft foods with minimal seasoning, such as mashed potatoes or cream of wheat) or the BRAT diet (i.
Clear fluids often recommended as the diet of choice for the first 24 hours, with gradual progression to a BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast) and then adding more foods as tolerated.
He had the flu, and (trainer) Carrie Rubertino did a good job of getting him on the BRAT diet," UCLA coach Ben Howland said.
With regard to food, as long as your child's vomiting is minimal, withholding food or giving a special diet such as the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast) is no longer recommended.
Despite the popularity of the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple juice, toast, and tea), no randomized trials have evaluated its effectiveness, said Dr.
The traditional treatment for diarrhea -- avoiding animal milk, switching to electrolyte-balanced or soy-based formulas, and advancing to the BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast) -- may not be the best treatment for this common childhood problem.
progressed to the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce, tea, and toast), and then slowly returned to their normal diet.