Diet for diarrhea in adults

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The importance of a proper diet for diarrhea

Correctly organized treatment is necessary to get rid of diarrhea. However, one can not count on its effectiveness without following the dietary requirements. The diet is needed to restore the full functioning of the intestine and restore its microflora, as well as the mucous membrane. In addition, it helps to reduce the intensity of the process of fermentation of the intestine. It is necessary to exclude the effect on the intestines of various types of irritants, such as chemical, mechanical, thermal.

The right diet for diarrhea is half the guarantee of the success of the entire treatment. By itself diarrhea can cause numerous inconveniences and experiences. With diarrhea, the general functionality of the intestine and its restoration is disturbed and the correct diet for diarrhea is directed.

Very often, people with diarrhea go to extremes and generally stop eating. Do not do this. With diarrhea, the right diet should be built on frequent meals in small portions. In this case, it is very important to establish the correct balance of reception of products, excluding from the nutritional diet those that can harm the stomach and cause the continuation of diarrhea.

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Eat with diarrhea often, about every three hours. Dishes should be selected lightly, eat small portions. In this case, special attention should be given to products that are capable of causing the fermentation process in the body. They should be excluded from the diet. Since with diarrhea liquid is expelled from the body in large quantities, its balance should be replenished due to abundant drinking.

If diarrhea occurs, be sure to eat these foods:

  • boiled eggs;
  • for quality fastening action, you need to use decoction of rice;
  • low-fat fish;
  • broths of meat;
  • porridge, cooked on the basis of rice and oats;
  • puree from vegetables, carrot soups, as well as soups made from broccoli, zucchini, beets and asparagus;
  • white bread crumbs;
  • baked meat of low fat content;
  • jelly, prepared from blueberries, pears or quinces;
  • a decoction based on dried fruits, additionally diluted with water;
  • tea of ​​reduced strength, containing tannins.
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To keep the liquid in the body, all food needs to be salted. To replenish the balance of fluid in the body should drink more liquid.

Diet for adults with diarrhea: menu

Making a menu for diarrhea in an adult, you must follow the rules of rational nutrition. They assume a meal containing a large amount of energy in the morning. At this time, the processes of human metabolism take place with greater force. The basis of this food is carbohydrates of various types.

You can define the following recommendations for making a menu.

Used as first courses, soups should not be too greasy. Their basis should be vegetables. Less commonly, you can eat broths based on mushrooms, fish and meat. Their correct preparation consists in using first one cooking water, which then merges and new water is added. The resulting stock for the broth is tasty and nutritious, but there is little fat in it. You can add to the soups cooked cereals and vegetables, as well as low-fat meatballs.

When preparing the second course, you can use any meat products with a reduced fat content. These include chicken, veal, rabbit meat, as well as beef and river fish varieties. In its pure form, one can only eat cooked meat with fibers removed from it. Recommended dishes from minced meat, cooked by hand. Cooked croup is added to it.

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Oats, buckwheat and rice cereals are best for garnish. After thorough welding, they should be thoroughly wiped. Vegetables are good for garnish, but they should be boiled or baked, they should not be eaten raw.

Sugar should be eaten in limited quantities. It can be added to tea in limited quantities, there should not be any confectionery. You can eat jelly and fruit purees. Quince, pear, cherry and apples soothingly act on the walls of the stomach and intestines.

Drink a lot. The main part of the drinking menu should be drinks based on non-mineral water. Recommended teas, compotes and herbal decoctions.

In addition, you can drink non-acidic juices, previously diluted with water. It should also be noted the need to drink rice-based decoction. It has a good binding effect. Good help with diarrhea infusions of chamomile, hawthorn, wormwood, dog rose, mint and pomegranate crust. Recommended drink from chicory, from teas are preferred green or black.

Diet for chronic diarrhea in an adult

Chronic forms of diarrhea can cause ulcers of the colon. Also, the cause may be in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, as well as other inflammatory diseases.

Symptoms of the disease are indigestion, nausea in conjunction with severe pain in the abdomen, as well as dehydration of the body. Cases of fever and vomiting may be noted. In fecal masses, blood veins can be noted.

A diet for chronic diarrhea in an adult person helps to normalize the functioning of the intestine. Also, the diet improves the intestinal microflora and the functional state of the digestive system. There is a restoration in the body of water-salt balance.

Among the permitted products for diarrhea in an adult are:

  • scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs;
  • thoroughly wiped curd;
  • from fruit, fresh bananas, quince in boiled and baked form, and also apples;
  • puree from vegetables, broths and soups of chicken and fish;
  • cereals from cereals, preferably rice, mashed and in the form of mucus;
  • white bread or bran;
  • steam cutlets from lean fish and chicken;
  • meatballs from low-fat beef;
  • mashed carrots and carrots in a grated form;
  • various decoctions and compotes.

When diarrhea in an adult is prohibited to eat such kinds of products:

  • fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as berries;
  • bread gray and black;
  • dairy products;
  • products of high fat content;
  • Pickled foods, pickles and canned foods;
  • sauces, spices, spices.

The diet with diarrhea has no contraindications and side effects. It should not, however, apply such nutrition in order to combat excess weight.

Diet for acute diarrhea in an adult

The acute form of diarrhea is a sufficient reason for reviewing the diet and making changes to it. It is always accompanied by a drop in appetite in the patient, which means that one should not additionally load the irritated organism with spices and raznosolami.

With an acute form of diarrhea, the main danger is dehydration of the body, so you must observe a strong drinking regimen. Also, the body loses with acute diarrhea a lot of salts and trace elements, the replenishment of which is also necessary.

Drinking is necessary the more, the sharper the symptoms of diarrhea. A normal dosage is two cups of liquid in half an hour. In the event that diarrhea occurs against the background of vomiting, the fluid should be drunk in small sips and very often. For drinking, ordinary or slightly mineralized water, herbal teas, as well as black tea, a raspberry leaf, will suit the drink. In addition, doctors recommend drinking tea on the basis of black currant, blueberry or apple juice as a drink.

Good help in the acute form of diarrhea decoction of honey, salt and soda. The balance of salts in the body is restored, as well as the lost liquid.

Of solid foods should eat bananas or oatmeal in small quantities. It should be noted that in the acute form of diarrhea the most important is the observance of the drinking regime. Food is of far less importance.

Nutrition for diarrhea in adults after antibiotics

Diarrhea is a frequent complication of taking antibiotics. The reason for this is the destruction of the intestinal microflora by antibiotics. It is best in such cases, drugs that normalize the functioning of the intestine. However, a qualitative correction of the situation is achieved by observing the nutritional diet.

It is recommended that such a sequence of therapeutic nutrition for diarrhea in an adult after taking antibiotics.

In the first two days you should eat scrambled eggs, rice porridge and drink broths from berries. Puddings from cereals, jelly and kissels are also recommended.

From the third to the fifth day it is recommended to add meat to the diet. This can be meatballs from fish and steamed meat, as well as cutlets. In addition, you can drink teas from herbs, compotes made from quince and apple, and also have lean soups.

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Miriam Josey
Miriam Josey is an RD and expert in healthy diets and sustainable lifestyles. She has a B.S from Cal State (Nutritional Science) and an M.S. from the University of Southern California (Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity). Miriam’s professional chef certificate allows her to develop rich, non-restrictive diets for weight loss.


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