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Diarrhea & How To Manage It

What Food And Liquid To Avoid When You Have Diarrhea

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Do Not Drink:

  • Milk 
  • Drinks that are very hot or very cold.
  • Beer, wine and other types of alcohol.
  • Soy and other soy products
  • Beverages sweetened wit h sorbi tol
  • Large amounts of caffeinated products such as coffee or tea. According to Mayo Clinic, research indicates that caffeine has a diuretic effect if you consume large amounts of it — more than 500 to 600 milligrams (the equivalent of 5 to 7 cups of coffee) a day. One or two cups a day are okay.

Do Not Eat:

  • Milk and other dairy products such as ice cream, sour cream and cheese.. They make diarrhea worse.
  • Fried foods, greasy foods, or foods with a lot of spice in them such as hot sauce, salsa, chili and curry dishes.
  • Foods that cause gas. For instance:
    • Cooked dried beans
    • Cabbage
    • Broccoli 
    • Soy milk and other soy products. 
  • Chocolates.
  • High fiber foods. For a list of high fiber foods, click here
  • Raw foods.
  • Irritating foods such as sweets and highly spiced foods.
  • Foods with a laxative effect such as prunes, prune juice, apple juice and pear juice.

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